Jim’s is a talented broadcast journalist & presenter who is one of the few who combines and presents both speech and music radio at the highest level, currently at Magic Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London. Jim presents Magic Radio's weekend shows Saturday and Sunday 7-10pm. Further he presents Magic’s digital offerings, Mellow Magic, Monday-Saturday mornings, and Magic at The Musicals’ weekend afternoons.
On the BBC you can hear Jim freelancing for BBC Radio 5 late evenings and overnights. Further he presented the overnight show that simulcast on Radio 5 and BBC Local Radio for 18 months during the pandemic, an experience he will never forget, connecting with vulnerable listeners across the country with unprecedented response, imparting essential news and sharing listeners’ amazing stories.
You can hear Jim on BBC Radio London regularly freelancing on any of its main daytime shows. From 19 September Jim has been asked to take charge of the breakfast show for 6 weeks.
Jim Davis was also a mainline presenter at LBC. As well as hosting his regular topical phone-ins, Jim also hosted ‘Sex In The City’, offering advice on problematic relationships and sexual problems.
On TV Jim has presented the news for BBC East Midlands Today, reported for BBC Inside Out and has been a paper reviewer on Sky News. Jim presented all things financial on the Moneywise website. And on a lighter note, Jim has featured as a ‘talking-head’ on the hugely successful ‘…Go Horribly Wrong’ franchise on Channel 5.
You might recognise Jim’s voice as having been ITV’s weekend prime time live continuity presenter for over 5 years. He presented podcasts for Visit London and The Harley Medical Group as well as developing his own series of self-help podcasts entitled ‘5 Steps to…’. He is in regular demand for voice over work.
Jim has had the opportunity to interview many of the world’s most successful musicians, entertainers and politicians. Jim’s interview style is warm & conversational, but challenging. “I find it often gives me the chance to draw something different from the artist… Something they might not otherwise have told me.”
Jim’s other interests include property development. He has bought, renovated and sold several properties doing much of the work himself. He is a keen wakeboarder, which he explains as “kind of like snowboarding but on water”. So passionate about his hobby, Jim actually bought a speedboat so he could go more often!
Jim has grabbed every opportunity to travel that has come his way. “I want to experience as much of this planet as possible”. He has visited most of Europe, much of America and spent 6 months travelling round South Africa. “I was born in Johannesburg and feel a real connection to Africa. I intend to explore the continent much further.”
Jim lives in London with his partner Bruce and has recently acquired two sensational Havanese!