James Parkes

    Hi, I'm James. I got into radio back in 1991 when I joined a local hospital radio station in the Midlands. I was given a show on a Tuesday night and made it my own, doing various daft features which made it different. The station approached me and asked if I would like to take over and revamp the Kids Club show on a Sunday morning which was really outdated.

    After many weeks of working on new ideas for the show, on the 1st of June 1997 New Kids Club was born and was an instant hit not only with the kids but with the parents and the staff too. The show ran for over 5 years and became the stations flagship show, and in 1998 the Kids Club won a B.T radio award for the most creative show.

    After leaving the show I became a resident nightclub D.J and compere at various clubs around the Midlands.

    In 2012 I moved to sea for a new career with P&O Cruises, I was recruited as a DJ initally. P&O were celebrating their 175th Anniversary and wanted me to create a radio show format for their fleet of ships.

    I moved to Devon in 2016 with my Fiance who is a born and bred Devon girl and I have never looked back!

    I joined The Voice in April and everyone who works at the station has made me feel so welcome. Having local radio is so important I feel, it's what North Devon deserves!