Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly is a name synonymous with Birmingham. He's spent the best part of two decades on air in the city with Capital FM, Galaxy and Choice FM. When not on air you'll find him hosting or DJ'ing at events around the city, there's not many venues left in Brum Dan hasn't worked in at some point!

Previous to that Dan spent time in Dubai launching the UAE's first national radio station and presented TV shows across the Middle East & North Africa.

Dan can also be heard as a regular guest host across the UK on TalkRadio/TalkSport and also shouting into a microphone before kick off inside a football stadium.

Married to Lina, they have two little Brummie daughters who talk more than he does. Life is never quiet in the Kelly household.

Gemma Hill

Gemma Hill is firmly established at Heart FM, working alongside Ed James as his on air ‘partner in crime’. Hosting one of the Midlands most successful breakfast radio shows, Gemma keeps isteners entertained each morning with her brilliant sense of humour.

A lover of fitness, Gemma stepped out of her comfort zone last year to complete the enormous challenge of Heart Kayake for Global’s ‘Make Some Noise’ charity. Her achievements in the charity world have broken records due to the success of Gemma’s incredible solo kayake. From London to Birmingham she kayaked 156 miles in just 5 days, raising an amazing 61K Children’s Eye Cancer Trust.

This highly respected lady is now an adopted Brummie, seen at some of the city’s most prominent events as host. Her relaxed, fun approach to hosting will make the Birmingham Awards 2018 a night to remember!


Ed James

For the past 8 years, Ed James has been waking up Birmingham and the Midlands on the regions biggest and most listened to Breakfast show. Heart Breakfast with Ed James and Gemma Hill is on air every weekday morning from 6-10 providing a huge slice of real life from what he calls 'the best city in the UK'. In true Brummie style they try and find the funny side of everything from unusual ways of getting pregnant to the bizarre ways your kids have embarrassed you!

Ed considers himself an 'adopted Brummie' having lived here for over 10 years now. 'It's a people thing, the people round here really are something special. Very friendly, always happy to help each other out but it's our sense of humour that really sets us apart, we can laugh at anything and don't take ourselves too seriously'.

Ed is also very active in the business community in Birmingham sitting on the board of Birmingham Press Club and on the council for PACE (Publicity Association of Central England). This led him to set up his own PR and events management company and as well as hosting many of the regions premier events, his team organizes them too.

He's a keen supporter of local charities too and over the past 12 months has helped raise money for amongst others Mencap, Acorns, the Terence Higgins Trust and is currently an ambassador for a charity very close to his heart the NSPCC.