James Whale


One of the nations most cherished broadcasters and radio hosts, James Whale is a household name within the media industry having worked extensively in a variety of areas within the British media landscape. An instantly recognisable figure that is revered in the world of broadcasting, Whale famously founded Radio Top Shop – which functioned as one of the first in-store radio stations and in doing so ensured James Whale’s media career got off to a flying start.

Inhabiting a relentless passion for radio, it was no surprise that Whale began to make an impression within the sector as he was soon offered the chance to present his own show for Metro Radio, the first of many in an incredibly decorated and esteemed career. Held in the highest regard with an immaculate reputation, James Whale is unsurprisingly a sought after and demanded after dinner speaker that is available to hire for events, dinners and functions across the UK.

He fulfilled several further positions in radio in the years that followed, which included working as a radio presenter for the likes of BBC Radio Derby, Red Rose Radio and Radio Aire. Building up a wealth of experience in the industry, James’ career developed at a rapid pace. Having been picked up by the iconic television network ITV, the launch of the James Whale Radio Show saw him achieve national fame. Having left a lasting impression on audiences all over the country, James soon took on a position as the presenter of TalkSPORT.

He achieved one of his most notable accomplishments when he joined the ranks of LBC 97.3. Presenting the station’s drivetime show for several years, James was instrumental to the rapid growth of the show’s ratings. During his time with LBC 97.3, the show’s ratings enjoyed a three-fold increase – a testament to James’ incredible talent and expertise. The 2015 relaunch of the James Whale Radio Show provided eager listeners with even more of James’ iconic material.

Aside from his work in broadcasting, James is also widely recognised for his charity work. As the founder of the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, James has continued to play a crucial role in raising awareness and valuable funds for those in need. Providing insight into his experiences as a key player in the British media, James is a regular speaker at corporate events, gala dinners, charity occasions and more. Relying on his unique combination of broadcasting expertise and his trademark wit, James’ keynote speeches appeal to audiences from all walks of life.

Vastly experienced at holding his listeners’ attention, he is the ideal speaker to create a lasting impression at your next event. As such, booking James Whale provides event organisers across the country with the opportunity to feature one of the most iconic voices in the broadcasting industry.

To book James Whale to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • TV & Radio Presenting
  • British Media Landscape
  • BBC Radio Derby
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance