Radio

Charlie is a familiar voice, following a twenty-five year career in broadcasting. Beginning at BUZZ FM, she hosted specialist soul and reggae shows, before taking over the mellow Late Night slot and eventually presenting the Breakfast show. She still shudders at the thought of those 4am alarm calls…

At Capital FM, where Chris Tarrant was the legendary Breakfast host, Charlie was very happy to present Late shows again. Specializing in The Love Zone, in pre-internet days when hundreds of hand written letters would arrive divulging all….

Following BRMB’s weeknight Late Show, Charlie landed the gig at Radio 1 as the station’s youngest female presenter. (By no means the wildest woman though, compared to the fabulous Annie Nightingale who handed the studio over!) Early alarms were back though, as she began by hosting Early Breakfast for 16 days in a row, warming up for Chris Evans. 3 years at Radio 1 flew by in a blur of Late night shows, lunchtime cover for Lisa I’Anson and interviewing all musical heroes and heroines.

Next venturing into speech radio at London’s LBC, where Charlie loved the challenge of presenting ‘grown-up’ radio, particularly interviewing writers she admired. From Benjamin Zephaniah to Paolo Coelho, she established her love of the written word and paved the way for future literary adventures.

Covering shows for BFBS, BBC London,  Radio 2 and Heart FM, since 2015 Charlie has presented the Smooth Drive Home weekdays on Smooth Radio West Midlands.

Charlie has also taken radio into the classroom, setting up a radio station in a classroom where pupils as young as 6 were confidently delivering programmes and writing and performing their own radio plays.