Jim Kent has been working in the Radio industry since 2001
when he was originally recruited to be the breakfast presenter on Ara City Radio 103.3. The Engish speaking station for Luxembourg
He says "After a 2-day training course on how to be a presenter, I found myself alone in the studio at 06.00 in a country I hardly knew!"
His period on breakfast as solo host attracted a faithful audience and 1 year later he was promoted to "Head of commercial" as well as still hosting the breakfast show. The show became the most popular English speaking show in the country and advertising revenue increased to the extent that the other 2 stations went out of business. By 2003 he became the Managing Director and the station had grown into a business employing a team of 5 and led to Jim being hired to present 20 episodes of a TV chat show on Tango TV in 2004 (Astra Satellite channel 216)
In 2007 he was hired in Oman as Drivetime presenter on HI FM 95.8 but after a few months decided the Arabian peninsula was not for him so returned to Luxembourg where he created the Financial PR Firm. TheInsiders
In 2014 Jim decided to leave Luxembourg and set up a new base in Barcelona. The city had no English speaking radio station and after a few guest appearances, he started work to create BarcelonaCityFM . After setting up an online station he collaborated with Cooltura FM and this led to BarcelonaCityFM using the frequency 107.3FM. **
Now Barcelona City FM has grown into an established name in the city with its eclectic mix of Talk, Music and DJ mixes.
Alongside BarcelonaCiotyFM, Jim has become the news reporter for Catalunya on various channels including; CNN, SKY News and the BBC.
Most recently because of the ongoing political crisis, Jim can be heard as the regular commentator on BBC Scotland, BBC UlsterBBC Foyle and BBC Wales.
** BarcelonaCityFM is on 107.3FM 20 hours per day out of 24. The remaining hours on FM are used by our partner Metro FM broadcasting in Spanish.