Chris Philips is an award-winning radio presenter, currently heard on Jazz FM UK. He hosts The Blueprint every Saturday night at 10pm. The show focusses new jazz. Chris was also the station’s Head of Music, before taking up the role of Head Of Content at jazzed, the world’s first interactive listen, watch and read app dedicated to jazz and related music.
Chris was an original DJ on K-Jazz, the UK’s first dedicated jazz radio station. In the mid 1980s the pirate station was broadcast from his South London garage on Sundays. K-Jazz featured such luminaries as Gilles Peterson, Jez Nelson, Bob Jones and Kevin Beadle. Later, Chris co-founded Black music station Starpoint.
In 1990 Chris joined Jazz FM 102.2, hosting weekday afternoons, before co-presenting the acclaimed late night show Somethin’ Else with Jez Nelson. After departing Jazz FM they took the show to Kiss 100FM, simultaneously co-founding the independent production company of the same name.
After fifteen years on air at Kiss 100, Chris had stints on Choice FM and The Jazz, both now defunct. In 2009 he joined newly re-launched Jazz FM.
Chris Philips is also a founder member of AFC Wimbledon. The English Football League club embodies the legacy of Wimbledon FC, which controversially relocated to Milton Keynes. Chris was stadium host at the Premier League club and latterly at AFC Wimbledon. He was also an early board member at the phoenix club.