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Ade Jacobs

Ade Jacobs

What motivated you to start DJing/presenting?

I’ve always wanted to get involved in radio. When I was nine I presented shows on my fictional radio station. Unfortunately I came from a background where silly voices and excitability were not encouraged. So any ambition lay in the sidelines until now. I basically love music from my informative years and the memories it brings back and thanks to Box UK I am finally collating all that together.

What styles do you play?

I’m a pretty much 70’s – 90’s mainstream chart sort of person. I find security in the past. I am also a fan of the semi-forgotten tune. A song that may have been swamped surrounded by bigger hits or one that makes you think I remember this and haven’t heard it for years.

Do you mix or scratch or both? Or are you more of a presenter?

I admire anyone who can do a decent mix but presenting is definitely more me.

Do you play on just one of’s stations or both?

Just Box UK

Outside of, who are your favourite DJ’s, bands or music artists and how have they influenced your style (if they have)?

I loved the late Kevin Greening when he was on Radio 1 in the nineties, he along with Danny Baker often had me in stitches of laughter and it seemed they could run a show without thinking about it. Back before that I could just about, depending on the weather receive GWR radio from Swindon. From my bedroom in Salisbury and there was a presenter called Dave Barrett on late night who was great, sadly I read the other day that he had passed away at the end of last year.

Music wise, I go for the song rather than the artist. But I love anyone from Status Quo, Dollar and most Stock Aitken Waterman stuff to The KLF, The Petshop Boys, Moby, and Sash.

Any song that has production by Trevor Horn and Mike Batt is good too!

What other interests do you have besides DJing/presenting on the radio?

I love old television shows, old Doctor Who and Top Of The Pops form a large part of my DVD collection. I also have a soft spot for old episodes of ‘Soaps’ including EastEnders, Brookside, Jupiter Moon and Eldorado! Plus a fan of lunchtime drama Doctors.

Favourite things?

Well apart from the Wife, to be entertained, oh and sleeping!

Sum yourself up in a sentence?

A jumble of conflicting, confusing emotions with contradiction and a stomach!

Your desert island discs?

Every edition of Now That’s What I call Music from the 80’s and 90’s would be nice!

Anything else?

My health has been a bit all over the place in the past 10 years and I thank everyone presenters and listeners for the love shown.