'It feels like you're part of a very special family': Jo Whiley talks BBC Radio

Ben Homewood

It may sound surprising now, but the teenage Jo Whiley didn’t even consider pursuing a career in radio.

“I didn’t even know it was a job,” she says, smiling at the memory of her undergraduate self, listening to Annie Nightingale’s Request Show on Sunday nights. “I really liked her taste and the way she spoke to the audience, you felt like you were part of her gang.”

Before long, Whiley would cultivate a gang of her own, arriving at BBC ...

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