Phil Marriott is currently a presenter and Head of Music at Gaydio – the world’s biggest LGBT dance and pop radio station.
He started his radio career in 1997 at Radio Victory in Portsmouth, later moving on to work for a long list of radio stations such as alternative rock DAB & DTV station Q Radio, Virgin Megastores Radio, Impulse Live!, and award-winning LGBTQ dance station GaydarRadio.
“It’s always great working with Phil. He’s very professional and efficient at getting things done.” DJ/Producer Marc Vedo
“Artists like Armand Van Helden, Chicane and Paul Oakenfold are just a few that have benefitted from Phil’s energy and passion for what he does. I feel privileged and proud to have benefitted from his hard work and knowledge.“ Glen Newsam (Size Nine)
“Whenever I work with Phil, he is always a true pro!” Steve Tandy, Owner and Managing Director at Copmedia Ltd
“Phil is creative, effective and efficient and knows his stuff!” Tony Byrne, Managing Director at Single Minded Promotions
During his time in radio, Phil has hosted hundreds of celebrity interviews. He spoke to dance trio Above & Beyond before their performance at the 2016 South West Four festival, and Fatal Attraction actress Anne Archer during her run of The Trial Of Jane Fonda at London’s Park Theatre.
In 2014 Phil chatted with Sinead ‘O Connor about her album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss, and had a 30-minute chat with singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Phil also interviewed the late George Michael (in 2012), Ellie Goulding, Ella Eyre, Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries, Kesha and Boy George. Other guests have included Billie Ray Martin, Paul van Dyk, Sarah Millican, Culture Club, Erasure, Imogen Heap, Ella Eyre, Kiesza and Tove Lo.
GaydarRadio was a British digital radio station for the LGBTQ community and was available on DAB multiplexes in London and Brighton as well as online. Phil was GaydarRadio’s Head of Music, and he also presented the evening show, promoting the best upfront dance and pop anthems. He also presented and produced the weekly mix show, Club Nation every Friday night. During his time at the station, GaydarRadio won Digital Commercial Station of the Year at the 2008 Arqiva Awards. The award was presented by Tony Blackburn.
Back in December 2008, Phil was enlisted by ex Top Of The Pops producer Ric Blaxill to boost and refresh the evening output by presenting the revamped Moon Safari and Q Countdown shows.
107.2 Win FM / Dream 107.2
Programme Manager / Station Manager / Presenter (October 2001 – January 2008)
Phil presented and produced Win FM’s flagship Breakfast Show. He managed outside broadcasts and appearances at local events, and liaised with clients on getting the best results from advertising. Phil also trained new radio presenters in order to help them get a feel for the station’s procedures and guidelines, as well as creating ideas for promotions on air. He also managed the launch of Dream 107.2 in Winchester on Friday 5th October 2007.
Radio Victory / Victory 107.4 / 107.4 The Quay
Presenter (July 1997 – October 2001)
Virgin Megastores Radio
Presenter (July – December 2000)
At Virgin Megastores Radio, Phil presented the weekly Sunday morning show, promoting new releases in store, via satellite to all stores across the UK and Ireland.
Impulse Live! / Immedia Broadcasting
Presenter (April 2004)
At Impulse Live Phil presented a weekend show – via satellite – to newsagents and service stations across the UK.