Chris Marsden / Programme Controller and Presenter


Chris Marsden shows

The Big Drive Home

The Big Drive Home

Hear Chris every weekday on the Big Drive Home from 2pm – 6pm! Playing the biggest hits from the 80’s to now and keeping you up to date with the latest travel news for your drive home. Expect news and chat from across York, huge competitions, fun and hilarity! When he’s not in the studio, Chris can usually be found out and about across York enjoying family time, movies and eating out! 

Chris is also Programme Controller and one of the founding members of the YO1 Radio team. 

Chris Marsden’s Quick Questions! 

What inspires you?

“Family and friends, as there is never a dull moment in life. They make me feel I need to strive to do better each day, living each day, as if it was your last!” 

What would the name of your debut album be?

He can sing as well. 

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you?

Jim Carey or Ryan Reynolds. They both have some of my traits! 

The quirkiest job you’ve ever had.

Worked for ONE HOUR in a magot factory, hand stirring magots and freezing mice, spiders and crickets for exotic birds! 

Tell us THREE facts about yourself that others might not know?

1) I was falsely arrested by unmarked policemen for carrying a wooden leg. They thought it was a shotgun and I made the national news.

2) I was on the kids TV show The 8:15 from Manchester with Ross King and Cheryl Baker, playing The Human Xylophone.

3) If I was born a girl, I would have been called Joanne. 

Your Favourite three films?

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Somewhere in Time and Carry On Camping 

Your Favourite three songs?

BT – Loving you more; Gibson Brothers – Que Sera; and Liquid Gold – Dance yourself dizzy 

Your Favourite place in YORK and the surrounding area?

Haxby – Got everything you need! 



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