RA­DIO HEAD The Jo Whiley CV

The Simple Things - - LIVING/WISDOM -

1965 Born in Northamp­ton, the el­dest of two sis­ters

1991 Be­comes a re­searcher on Chan­nel 4’s The Word – which she de­scribes in her mem­oir My World in Mo­tion as her ‘big break’ – and books Nir­vana’s first-ever UK TV per­for­mance

1992 Has her first child, In­dia

1993 Joins Ra­dio 1 to host the Evening Ses­sion with Steve La­macq

1994 Starts cover­ing Glas­ton­bury on TV

1997 Moves to day­time on Ra­dio 1. Has her own pro­gramme, The Jo Whiley Show, on Chan­nel 4. Also a Top of The Pops reg­u­lar

2001 Launch of Jo’s new live mu­sic slot, the Live Lounge, where bands per­form one of their own tracks and a cover ver­sion

2006 Be­gins host­ing a se­ries of acous­tic con­certs – The Lit­tle Noise Ses­sions – at the Union Chapel in Lon­don in aid of Men­cap. Acts in­clude U2 and Adele

2008 Has fourth child, Coco (broth­ers Jude and Cass ar­rived in

1998 and 2000 re­spec­tively)

2011 Moves to Ra­dio 2 to host a week­day evening show

2014 Com­pletes a 26-hour tread­mill chal­lenge for Sport Re­lief – sup­port­ers Cold­play do­nate £260,000

2017 The Jo Whiley Scent Gar­den, de­signed by Ta­mara Bridge and Kate Sav­ill, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Jo Malone, launches at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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