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Julie Ann Ryan

Drivetime with Julie Ann Ryan

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I stumbled into radio when a friend commented on what he called 'my great voice' (and the fact that I can talk for Britain and beyond) he also thought that I was funny and would be great on air. I gave it a try, was liked, and found out that I had found my niche I LOVED IT; I got to talk to myself for hours without people thinking I was mad.

I have worked on stations such as LWR, Urban Fresh, Rhythm and Hcity Radio where I presented shows 5 or 6 days a week as a volunteer for over 6 years, why you ask did I tell you that I LOVED radio.

After excelling in 2 radio courses I landed a placement on Choice FM as a journalist which was just before I moved on to working with the Community Station hcity as the station manager as well as daytime presenter. I have interviewed singers Mario, B2K and Misteeq et al. Other interviews varied from actor Colin Salmon to politician Ian Duncan-Smith. And now LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I am with Colourful. Are you ready for the ride?

Since being on Colourful I have interviewed artist such as Stephen 'Ragga' Marley, MC Aggro, Mica Paris, Shaggy, Keisha White, De Indispensables, Ashley 'Asher D' Walters, Angel, Safronya, Plan B, Ruby Turner, Boulavard, Ann Nesby, E-Dro, Glideascope, Simon Webbe, Hydro, Shaila Prospere, Rudi Lickwood, Shredda, The Dualers, Nathan, Sisqo (Dru Hill), F.A.T, The Bamaz, The A'Jay Brothers, De-A-Co, and many many MANY more: the list is endless and there is STILL many more to come so don't miss out keep it logged. A big thank you to all who have passed through Colourful and to Suzy, Chelcie and Leon.

As well as being a long serving member of the Colourful Radio team and appearing in numerous roles within TV and film, Julie Ann is an award winning presenter, having won BEFFTA 'Radio Personality of the Year' 2012.

Recent Guests

LIVE on Colourful - Morgan Heritage LIVE on Colourful - Morgan Heritage

Grammy award-winning Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage, live on Colourful Drive with Julie Ann

11/05/2017 5PM | More

LIVE on Colourful - Etana LIVE on Colourful - Etana

Arguably the most prolific female vocalist in present day Reggae, singer songwriter Etana.

08/05/2017 5PM | More

Gary Genkins Gary Genkins

Lead Singer of The Multi-Platinum R&B Recording Group Silk

11/06/2016 2PM | More

Tweet Tweet

Since emerging on the scene, songstress and songwriter Tweet, born Charlene Keys, has been a favorite for R&B music lovers. Now, after a six-year hiatus, she is back with her fourth album Charlene, a testament to her professional, personal, and emotional evolution.

16/04/2016 3PM | More

Margin Kings Margin Kings

Margin Kings are an R'n'b Hip Hop group based in London/Bedford.

16/04/2016 2PM | More

Christopher Williams Christopher Williams

Contemporary soul singer Christopher Williams was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. The nephew of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald decided to become a singer after sitting with his aunt Ella, Frank Sinatra and Count Basie after a show.

20/02/2016 2PM | More

Willie Taylor Willie Taylor

Former member of R&B group Day 26 and Chicago-based group Kwiet Storm

05/12/2015 2PM | More

Gyptian Gyptian

Reggae superstar Gyptian chats live to our girl-in-the-know, Julie Ann

28/11/2015 1PM | More

V Bozeman V Bozeman

Disruption is the first step towards change.

24/10/2015 2PM | More

Tish Hyman joins Julie Ann Tish Hyman joins Julie Ann

Born and raised in The Bronx, Tish began rapping at an early age. Spitting prolific lyrics that soon made her one of the most respected underground female battle rappers on the east coast.

12/09/2015 2PM | More



Fabulous start to my holiday :-) great show Julie-Ann Trevor

Trevor | 26/05/2017


Good evening Colourful's number 1 :-) Trevor

Trevor | 08/05/2017


Hey ma chick hope you're well Plz could you wish joel a happy birthday 🎉 Love ya! 😘❤️ Christine

Christine | 01/05/2017


Hi Julie Anne Locked on in rainy Hereford, and enjoying the tunes whilst I cook some chilli. Robin

Robin | 03/02/2017

Blessed afternoon

What a beautiful afternoon to be listening to JA on colourfull. Time for a cold one I think.....:-) Trevor

Trevor | 16/07/2016


Good afternoon JA nice to hear you's been a while :-) Trevor

Trevor | 25/06/2016

Good afternoon

Hiya Colourful good afternoon to one an all :-) Trevor

Trevor | 14/05/2016

Yvette Rivers

Luving the show! - The mix has kept me going thru housework until now - chill time! Have a great weekend! Yvette Rivers

Yvette Rivers | 09/04/2016


Any So Solid?? Jason Augustine

Jason Augustine | 09/04/2016


Hey chick, please can you say hi to joel & Perrine They are trying to make soft boiled eggs and failing Enjoying the show as youuuuu!!! 😘❤️ Christine

Christine | 02/04/2016

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