Mark Jones – Professional MC, Broadcaster, Presenter and Host
Starting as a pimply youth in his hometown at GMR (BBC Radio Manchester), Mark Jones graduated to Liverpool’s Radio City, lost his pimples and won several awards. These include a Sony nomination for hosting Michael Jackson’s concert at Aintree Racecourse, (the “biggest solo concert in history”) entertaining the crowd of more than 125,000.
After three very successful years at the North West regional station, 105.4 Century FM, Mark Jones has returned to Radio City’s Magic 1548 in Liverpool, and regularly hosts a daily networked radio show broadcast throughout the UK on the Magic Radio Network.
Not limiting his talents to just radio, Mark has written and published several books, including the best-selling Mark Jones’ Birthday Book which became the definitive UK Radio reference book.
As an avid sports fan, (the colour green on his TV wears out before any other) Mark has been seen on the pitch presenting pre-match entertainment at both Liverpool and Everton FC, and spent several seasons at Tranmere Rovers.
Mark has featured on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on all the One Day Internationals, Test Matches and County games around the UK, presenting all the pre-match interviews with cricket legends Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Holding, Bob Willis and David “Bumble” Lloyd.
He’s the regular host for the Masters’ Football Series, shown live on Sky Sports; he’s also the man-on-the-pitch at Knowsley Road, home of World Club Champions, St. Helens RLFC, and for the 2004 season, all Leeds Rhinos’ home games at Headingley and Old Trafford for Lancashire CCC.
Sportsmen’s dinners are Mark’s specialist subject; he gets to meet his heroes, gets paid, and, most importantly, he gets fed! Mark has compered hundreds of events over the years, working with many of his sporting idols; included in the (very) long list are David Beckham, Mike Atherton, Frank Bruno and the great George Best. He’s also hosted a very successful “sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops” tour of Kosovo with Alan Ball MBE and Jack Charlton OBE.
Mark Jones was asked to host the sell-out Man Utd vs Man City legends match at the 17,000 capacity MEN Arena with Sir Alex Ferguson, Kevin Keegan and singer Russell Watson, a charity event for the Dependents of the New York Firefighters. (Mark was only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center Towers on the morning of 9/11).
He regularly hosts the Manchester United Player of the Year Awards at Old Trafford plus numerous other prestigious awards ceremonies throughout the UK, including hosting CRUFTS 2004 at the NEC, Birmingham.