Jo Whiley is a British radio disc jockey on BBC Radio 1 born in Northampton, England on the 4 July 1965. She went to Campion School (Bugbrooke) and then university in Brighton. Blonde and often wearing Dr. Martens, she broadcasts from 10 a.m. until 12.45 p.m. every weekday. She enjoys live music and has bands and solo artists playing live in the studio frequently. From September 1993 until February 1997 (the heydays of Britpop - Blur and Pulp), she hosted a weekday evening show called The Evening Session with Steve Lamacq from 7 until 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday. The show was oriented towards less-mainstream, non-dance music. Lamacq still has an evening show each Monday on Radio 1, with a similar content, and has a weekday afternoon show on 6 Music, a digital radio channel.
Jo is also a television presenter and presents televised coverage of major music festivals, such as the Glastonbury Festival. She also narrated the popular television series, Little Angels.
In 2005, she was one of a handful of BBC disc jockeys and television presenters who broke strike picket lines. BBC staff were striking over announced job cuts .
Jo is an ardent Tottenham Hotspur football fan.
In April 2006, it was announced that a Jet2 Boeing 737 based at Blackpool Airport and a departure lounge in Newquay Airport was to be named after her following a Campaign by fellow Radio DJ Scott Mills who wanted her name used in airports.
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