Angie Greaves Biography
Angie Greaves is a British radio presenter on London-based radio station Magic 105.4 FM. She was born in London on 26th April 1968. She is a loving mother of three daughters and loving wife of one husband.
Angie Greaves Age/ Birthday
She recently celebrated turning 50 on 26th April 2018. though she said that she felt like she was turning 40 and she had the energy to do more than what she had done so far. She was born on 26th April 1968.
Angie Greaves Husband
Though it is clear to every person that Angie is happily married. The name of her husband is not as clear as other media personalities relationships. Her husband is known as Devon.
Angie Greaves Daughters
She is a loving mum of three lovely daughters. They have really encouraged her to live like a teenager acting like her designer advising her on what to wear and what not to wear. Her daughter Kamarane recently advised her to keep changing the wig she wears so that she would be looking different and unique each day.
Angie Greaves Radio Career
Greaves began her media career in 1982 as a BBC Administrator at Television Centre. She moved to London’s Capital Radio in 1986, where she began working on the radio after being noticed by DJ David “Kid” Jensen. She became the first female presenter to join the station and the only female drivetime DJ on London radio.
She has continuously produced and presented many long running, popular radio shows. She later became the first DJ on Spectrum Radio at its launch on 25 June 1990. Greaves presented the “Angie Greaves Breakfast Show” on Choice FM between 1992 and 1997. The show became London’s first urban radio station. Due to the uniqueness of the show, it became the most listened to show in the station’s schedule and saw listening figures treble.
Greaves joined the BBC, presenting “Angie’s Sunday Magazine Show” on BBC London Live and the weekly “Angie Greaves Music Show” for BBC Three Counties Radio in 1997. Greaves moved to Manchester city for six months to present the weekday Drive Time show on BBC Commonwealth Games Radio. This was during the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Following the departure of previous host, Nicky Horne, for the mid-morning show, Greaves hosted the mid-morning show in the run-up to London’s 102.2 Jazz FM’s closure in mid-2005. She also presented the lunchtime show on Radio Jackie and the afternoon slot on LBC 97.3FM until 2 January 2006.
She currently presents the weekday afternoon show Magic 105.4, which feature music, competitions and Angie’s Book Club. She is currently in UK. Recently, she filled in on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday.
She was featured in the launch video for Sound Women in 2011. The network is committed to celebrating the achievements and raising the profile of the women who work in the radio and audio industry. In an interview with The Observer about women in radio she mentioned, ‘It’s always baffled me why the majority of listeners to radio are women but they’re a minority of presenters.’
Angie Greaves Voice-over work
Greaves has recorded voice-overs for the MOBO Awards and documentaries on Channel 4, BBC1, BBC2, Sky TV and The Biography Channel. She has also recorded commercials for Sunny Delight and Snack-a-Jacks.
In 2002, she worked with The Jim Henson Company on the BAFTA-nominated series Construction Site to voice the character Maxine The Concrete Mixer.
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Angie Greaves is one of the biggest names in London radio. Starting out with the BBC, she was ‘discovered’ by Capital FM, enjoyed stints with Choice and Jazz FM, and now hosts Magic FM’s Afternoons and the Magic Soul breakfast show. She also presents a soul show on British Airways Radio and regularly stands in for Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2.
Where was the first home you ever bought?
I bought my first home in Greenford, Middlesex. I was 25 at the time. I’m a west London girl at heart and love the easy access into central London, whether via the A40, which is great when it’s clear, or the Central Line.
Why was it important to buy at the time?
I needed a sense of independence and the property market was quite healthy at the time. I did buy with a little resistance — the thought of a 25-year mortgage and the commitment was horrendous. But when looking at the long-term benefits — and with a little financial planning — it was the right thing to do.
What did it mean for you?
Owning my own property gave me a sense of responsibility and, even though it was a little scary, once the financial rhythm kicked in things were great. It was the first real rung of the ladder of engaging in a relationship with money, and that was important. I loved living with my mum before but oh, the independence — it was fabulous.
What was the place like?
I always refer to that first property in Greenford as my ‘bachelorette pad’. It was cosy and had everything a single woman needed. It was in a block of four and had a large double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a spacious bathroom and shower unit. The gorgeous living room housed my first three-piece suite, my massive tower stereo system, my three little coffee tables that decreased in size and, as well as the regular middle ceiling light, I had wall lights, which were soft and perfect for late evenings and music nights.
What were the downsides?
The kitchen could have been a little bigger but it had everything I needed and it was the right size for the flat, if that makes sense. I had ample wall storage, more than enough base storage, fridge, cooker and a washing machine. It was an oatmeal colour with pine-effect doors and the worktops for preparing meals matched the walls. Storage cupboards in the hallway were where I kept some of my shoes and bags. The flat also had a garage, which is so necessary in the winter months, but my only gripe was that the entrance to the garage was around the back of the building, which was a pain at times. But then there was also ample off-street parking that I could use.
Any good stories from your time there?
I was one of the first in my group of friends to buy a property and had so many girlie nights there. Angie’s bachelorette pad was the place to be for movies. I loved cooking and always overcooked so anyone could drop by as I always had extra, and I suppose being in the music business there was always a reason to pop round, as I had the latest albums, videos, CDs… there was just a vibe at the flat. My closest friends knew they didn’t necessarily need an invitation and I suppose that being single at the time, I didn’t mind at all.
Did you like the company?
I always loved a little company, but loved my own company as well. Saturday nights if I didn’t go out — which was quite rare — I would always be playing albums and preparing my Sunday meal. I was so organised. Some Sundays after church it was all round to Angie’s for dinner. I can remember many an evening having friends come over and not go home. We’d just stretch out on the sofa, or the floor, and fall asleep watching a movie. And, yes, there was a party or two, but I was always considerate to neighbours and kept the music at a reasonable volume.
What did you learn from buying back then?
The first property wasn’t easy at all, sacrifices had to be made and I had to grow up fast, but property ownership was definitely the way forward. I got to grips with equity and how that can give you an element of financial freedom — it’s like having a massive bank account that you didn’t put any money in but just grows and grows. Getting on the property ladder in the 1980s in comparison to now was a piece of cake — but at the time it felt like a huge struggle, a massive noose around my neck. But then the penny drops. It’s such a shame that the first-time buyer now is in such a difficult position. I can see why the rental market is booming.
Where do you live now?
I now live in Chipstead, Surrey, which is very pretty, leafy, very green. I have an extended three-bed semi with garage. The garage has been converted. One half is my office and studio, the other half is storage and a workshop for Mr G, who restores antiques.
What makes a good home?
A good-sized kitchen — even better if integrated. A well-equipped, clean, organised kitchen and bathroom speak volumes about a home. And the finishing touch… lots of love and lots of warmth.
What would you have done differently when buying your first property?
If I had known back then what I know now I would have bought a property much earlier, rented it out, stayed a little longer at my mum’s and would have then had a healthy deposit for my first home. But then I wouldn’t have experienced my initial bachelorette pad. So in essence, I probably wouldn’t have done anything that differently, but I’m now encouraging my girls to think about getting on the ladder together, if that’s what they want to do. But the times have changed, millennials are enjoying spending their money on themselves, driving nice cars, travelling and experiencing the world.