In that time he has been the programming controller for the UK’s first bi-lingual student radio station, Production & Promotions Manager for one of Spain’s biggest English radio networks, drive time and breakfast host on stations in the south east of the UK, as well as hosting the globally syndicated Airplay40 Chart Show.
His passion for the media started originally in television, where he became a first assistant director for a couple of short films, one of which was BAFTA nominated. It was whilst at university however he truly became involved in radio broadcasting. Starting as a presenter, he worked up the ranks to become the Programme Manager for 2 years whilst also attaining a degree in Film & Television at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Post graduation, he worked abroad, for what was supposed to be a summer break. 3 years later he was still there helping in the running of the station. His return to the UK saw him take a role at AA Roadwatch, reporting travel news across north London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire as one of the flying eyes. He spent his days flying around in a small airplane reporting on accidents and jams. It sounds more glamorous than it was!
In 2003 he started working as a presenter for one of the major radio groups in the South East of the UK, working throughout the schedule from drive time to breakfast show presenter. In the spring of 2008, Spencer hit upon the idea of a chart show for radio stations broadcasting to expatriates, and from that The eXpat Chart was born.
When Spencer is not behind the microphone, he can be found cheering on the England rugby team, as well as trying to hit a golf ball around the place. He also likes creating and experimenting in the kitchen, trying to invent new and interesting recipes, usually with varying degrees of success.
What Spencer said when he heard Power FM was back: Power FM will always hold a special place in my heart, as it was my first “proper” radio gig! Great to hear it is back, and with a great line up too (well, apart from that balding chap from Kent!).
First Job: Gardener
Worst Job: Chef in an old delapidated pub!
Ideal Job: Media Mogul (Next stop the world… mwa ha ha ha!)
Favorite quote: “What a cretin!
Favourite Movie: Too many to mention! Third Man is a classic
Calories or carrots: Carrots? What are they?
Sun, Sea or Sand: Sun, though not too hot please.
My best feature: Aparently I can talk non stop, does that qualify?
First record I ever bought: Black – Wonderful Life