Phil Mercer
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Phil Mercer
2005 - 2011


Hello. I've come over all shy and can't think what to write about myself. Some people might say that this doesn't happen often, so maybe we should savour the moment.

If you want to listen to me on-air then you can either tune in to BBC Radio Oxford on 95.2fm, or use the BBC radio player online.

Click here and follow the links in my Listen section.

I've stuck together a couple of pages, one with my CV on it, the other some photos.



Updated 15/1/11
Updated 15/8/07
Updated 18/2/06

Born and bred Surrey, I come from the area around Reigate. I left when I was 18 to move to the big smoke.

For more than fifteen years I have been working in Radio. I started reading travel news for the AA back in 1994 before moving on to Premier Radio.
Over the seven years I spent with them, Premier allowed me the time and luxury of presenting most shows, having a go at station management, station creation and one of my other interests, Internet development.

After that I returned to traffic and travel news, and for a couple of years broadcast on BBC Local radio (especially in Essex and Oxfordshire) and National commercial stations Virgin and Classic FM.
In spring 2004 I was offered the chance to present my own show again, so packed my bags and moved to Oxfordshire.
I presented the afternoon show for a while and then the breakfast show. I now take the county home every weekend evening.

You can get more details of my career so far by following the CV link above.

As for my personal life. Due to the hours I work, having a life is a challenge, but one I don't shy away from.

I'm lucky to have a great group of friends and enjoy spending time with them. That could be down the local pub, at the cinema, theatre or over a glass of wine at home.

Other interests include photography, architecture, walking and culture.
I am now settling down to life in the dreaming spires of Oxford and the rolling hills of the Ridgeway, but still head back to the buzz of London where I can.

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