While at university, he presented several shows on the students’ union radio station Livewire 1350AM, becoming the station manager in 2006. He later said that being station manager was a job he did not enjoy. He also presented several breakfast shows on Future Radio in Norwich and also on Pulse Rated in Salhouse before he got his break at BBC Radio 1. He won Best Male Presenter at the Student Radio Awards 2005. During university holidays he presented stints on Galaxy North East.
James joined BBC Radio 1 in June 2007, to present Early Breakfast on Friday, and cover for the likes of Sara Cox and Vernon Kay. He presented his first show on Friday 1 June 2007, the day after graduating from university. In October 2007, he was awarded the Early Breakfast Show five days a week. He presented his first full-time show on Monday 1 October 2007, and his first ever Record of the Week was Hometown Glory by Adele.
On 21 September 2009, a new schedule was launched on Radio 1, and it was announced that James would move to an Early Afternoon slot; 1pm to 4pm – replacing Edith Bowman, who moved to the weekend breakfast slot.
James was the host of The Official Chart Update, on Wednesday afternoons when he moved to drivetime, from its inception in March 2010 until January 2013 when Scott Mills took it over, at the original time of 15:30.
James also co-hosts Not Just Cricket on 5 Live with England Cricketers Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson that is broadcast once every few months. The shows main focus is talking about cricket, but they also talk about anything else they fancy.
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