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Drivetime with Julie Ann Ryan

Drivetime with Julie Ann Ryan

On air: 4PM Tuesday 4PM Wednesday 4PM Thursday 
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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

Jon B
Jon B

Grammy nominated Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt.

12/02/2019 5PM | More

Mario Biondi Mario Biondi

Charting Italian vocalist Mario Biondi possesses a deep, smooth yet grainy baritone that is extremely low, intense, and profoundly emotional when interpreting soul, R and B, and jazz.

22/10/2018 4PM | More

Luciano Luciano

Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar Luciano aka The Messenjah.

31/08/2018 5PM | More

Luciano aka "The Messenjah"

At the Colourful Radio studios on Drivetime with Julie Ann

31/08/2018 4PM | More

Ben Chijioke, better known as British Rapper Ty Ben Chijioke, better known as British Rapper Ty

Ty is best know for his lyrical frankness and honest portrayals of every day life.

31/08/2018 6PM | More

Ricardo Williams Ricardo Williams

Ricardo’s professional singing career began with Gospel music. He released two projects with the gospel collective The Company.

28/08/2018 5PM | More

Marsha Ambrosius Marsha Ambrosius

After co-founding Floetry, Marsha went from penning tunes for Michael Jackson Butterflies, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx to launching a successful solo career.

03/07/2018 5PM | More

Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett

Jussie attracted international attention and received rave reviews for his portrayal of musician Jamal Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire.

23/03/2018 5PM | More

Gary Jenkins Gary Jenkins

Lead Singer of The Multi-Platinum RnB Recording Group Silk

30/01/2018 6PM | More

Gordon Chambers Gordon Chambers

Grammy-winning songwriter

29/09/2017 6PM | More


Mario biondi gig at under the bridge.

Hi! Great to see you at the gig on Tuesday. Very jealous that you got a kiss from Mario. He was fabulous wasn't he? I have a blurry pic of the two of you 😁😁 xx Lynda

Lynda | 25/10/2018


I listen to you on the webradio from france and even if i m not stuck into the uk traffic jam i love your show !! I hope in france we ll soon have radio like yours cheers guys !! Mike

Mike | 01/12/2017


Easy for you. Oh so natural :-) Great show as usual J Trevor

Trevor | 31/07/2017

Hi Julie.

Hi Julie, I hope you are really! I am really big fan of Colourful radio and what you represent for our community. So much inspiration comes out of your's and your colleagues, shows from the interviews to the music. Rachelle Fisher

Rachelle Fisher | 10/07/2017

Happy birthday

Hi! Great show. What do you want for your birthday? 1st Son

1st Son | 10/07/2017

Happy birthday

Happy birthday once again. Enjoy x :-) Trevor

Trevor | 10/07/2017


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

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