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Iain Lawson


“The Best Smooth Jazz from Wyke in West Yorkshire with your host Iain with an extra “I” Lawson. New Old Covers and Classics!”

I came late into the Smooth Jazz Presenter Ranks, beginning my career in 2021 at 66.

I was formerly a Local government manager until 2008, then took redundancy and early retirement and retrained as a voluntary counsellor, mentor, sponsor and spiritual accompanier, which I still do in among shows.

As my mobility decreased, I began to increase my interest in smooth Jazz, and dreamt of having a podcast, but wasn’t sure I had the necessary technical ability to do it. My middle son Sam gave me a hand to set up, advised what gear to buy and showed me how to record and mix. My first Chill and Thrill Podcast was on 6th October 2021 and in January 2022 I began presenting the show for Jazz Juice Radio

My pet hate is presenters talking over tracks and doing requests, (so I always choose all the tracks, and use and credit background music between them) I Love playing tracks no-one else is playing, but do keep up to date with new music… people tell me I have a good face and voice for radio. Best bit is I love doing it!!

I’m married to Lynn, and have 3 sons who are all in their own homes now with their wives and fiancée… We have a strong faith, and live in Wyke in West Yorkshire…