Welwyn Garden City pupil Josh is youngest radio presenter

PUBLISHED: 14:56 28 March 2016

Welwyn Garden City boy Josh Hornsey has taken to the airwaves

Welwyn Garden City boy Josh Hornsey has taken to the airwaves


A 12-year-old Welwyn Garden City pupil could well be the next Nick Grimshaw after taking to the airwaves and presenting his own show.

Encouraged by his granddad, Sir Frederic Osborn School pupil Josh Hornsey is now running the 2pm to 4pm show on Saturdays at the Luton-based station, Diverse FM.

As well as playing music, Josh delivers news stories, weather reports, the latest sports scores and prepares his own commentaries.

Pop fan Josh, who goes to Top Hat Stage School at Monk’s Walk School, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Our station is focussed on dance, R ‘n’ B but there’s a lot of pop in there as well.

“We try to talk every two songs.

“I found it nerve-wracking the first week, but I’m onto my sixth show now.

“I enjoy getting my thoughts across to people. I was told to make it more personal, as if you’re talking to one person.”

Diverse FM is broadcast on 102.8 FM all over Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire.

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