Youngest male radio presenter-world record
set by Jack Hill
Weston-super-Mare, UK -- Eight-year-old Jack
Hill has been given his own show at Star Radio 107.7 and
is proving a hit-and sets the world record for the Youngest
male radio presenter.
Photo: DJ Jack Hill from Weston-super-Mare
is in high spirits after producing his first radio show at
the age of eight years. Jack, known as 'Jack on the Box' is
the DJ who stands on a box to reach the controls of his deck
because he is so small. (enlarge
Proud dad Bob Hill, 43, who is also
a DJ, said: "Hopefully this will help make him successful.
It's all he wants to do. He comes home from school and goes
straight on his decks.
"Music is his life and he will be a DJ when he
grows up there's no doubt about it. His tastes are quite grown-up.
He likes dance and R'n'B as well as some older stuff like
Queen and Billy Ocean."
Dad Bob says he is really proud of his son's
achievement. He said: "The show went really well and we have
had some good comments from people. "He takes it all in his
stride and doesn't show much emotion but we know he enjoyed
it. "He comes across quite shy but when he in on the decks
he is a completely different person and is so confident."
Mum Faye is also said to be over
the moon with her son's success. And twin brother Harry,
who previously showed no interest in DJ-ing, has even started
to try his hand at spinning the decks after witnessing his
brother prepare for his first radio slot.
The radio offer came about after Jack played
a short DJ set during a summer festival in Weston-super-Mare.
Star Radio DJ Darren Daley asked the crowd whether
they'd like to hear Jack on the radio.
The cheers said it all and just weeks later
the ball was set in motion to give the pint-sized DJ his own
Jack's first show was on 26th october 2008
at 3pm "and proved so popular they have given Jack his
own show every month." says Dad Bob.
Jack's show airs between 3pm and 4pm on the last
Sunday of every month, at 3.oopm GMT and can be listened to
on air in North Somerset or via North Somerset Star radio
His teacher Mr Clegg, known as DJ
Kickback- from Baseline Records in Weston- says he thinks
Jack has a great career ahead of him. He said: "Jack was a
natural and took to it like a duck takes to water. I have
students more than twice his age who are not as good."
Jack is now looking forward to a trip to
Italy next month where he will meet with another current Guinness
World Record holder, Stefano Venerri. He holds the record
for the longest radio show at 135 hours non-stop.
The aim of the trip is to plan a new joint world
record attempt in April.