From underground dance DJ to one of the UK’s favourite broadcasters. On Radio 1 Johnathan Joseph revitalised their weekend breakfast show with listener figures that Radio 1 have yet to match. After music, sport is Johnathan’s great love. He was host of 606 on 5 Live debating football’s hottest topics.
Johnathan’s professional career started in 1997 DJ-ing for London Underground ( a leading pirate radio station in the mid-nineties ). Alongside Timmi Magic and Mikee B they became the Dreem Teem. Their individual DJ prowess and collective aura was very evident on air and this led to them being signed up to London’s Kiss FM. Johnathan loved the radio and took the lead presenting as the show was syndicated across the Galaxy Radio network. It was inevitable that national radio would take notice, so it wasn’t a surprise to many when they got the call to join Radio 1.
Johnathan, Timmi and Mikee were to be hosts of the Sunday morning show, 10 – 1 pm for three very successful years interviewing stars such as David and Victoria Beckham, The England World Cup Squad and Will Smith. They were to be influential in breaking the careers of Craig David, Ms Dynamite and Daniel Beddingfield. The guys inimitable style was rewarded with a Sony Award.
The Dreem Teem’s tenure at Radio 1 came to an end, but Johnathan was asked to stay and promoted to host the weekend breakfast shows. The show was a big success with Johnathan attracting many new listeners.
Johnathan took his love of football to Radio 5 Live and was the host of 606, the UK’s biggest weekly football phone-in show.
Johnathan has appeared on some of the nations’ biggest TV shows including Top of the Pops, Strictly Come Dancing, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, A Question of Sport, Master Chef and is even a winner on Celebrity Mastermind (beating Brian Sewell).
In 2012 Johnathan secured an exclusive interview with the legendary football manager Alex Ferguson as well as José Mourinho for Radio 5 Live.
A regular on the golf circuit Johnathan has played at many charity events around the world raising money for many good causes and is the main fund-raiser for the Golf Roots Foundation, taking the game to inner cities. He plays football every week and as a Liverpool fan completed a dream to play at Anfield alongside players he idolised.
Johnathan Joseph (aka DJ Spoony ) presents Fanzone and Kick Off for PLTV every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Johnathan also hosts his radio show every Friday on Rinse FM from 7 – 9 pm
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