Nicola James

Nicola has always dreamed of having a radio show, so when she saw Black Diamond FM at a local open day she plucked up the courage to go and have a chat with the friendly people there and the rest is history.

She now presents the Monday Afternoon Show and gets a buzz from playing all the tunes she loves with lots of chat and community news. (Luckily you can’t hear her singing or see her chair dancing to the fab tunes, though the other presenters are not so lucky!)

Nicola loves, loves, loves pop music. In the 80s and 90s, she was dancing around her handbag in the clubs of Derby and Nottingham where she grew up and around the Med and Acapulco where she worked as a holiday rep. She doesn’t dance so much now but still loves pop and is kept up to date with new music by her 16 year-old daughter, Miah.

Outside the studio, Nicola works as a support worker for a club for older isolated people (some with dementia), plays walking hockey and netball, hosts afternoon tea parties for Contact the Elderly and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Listen to Nicola James every Monday between 1-4pm.