Up Close and Personal with the HFM Presenters

We continue to go behind the mic to find out everything you've ever wanted to know about our presenters!

This week we turn the spotlight on Keith Williams.....

Keith WilliamsFind Me on Air: 

Alternate Saturday evenings at 7.00pm and as a stand in for absent presenters.


First Job:

Office Junior for Leicester Permanent Building Society at Oadby and at night, resident DJ in a Bier Keller on Humberstone Gate Leicester.

Favourite Music: I enjoy something from most types except opera. I like the music not often played.

Favourite Food: Indian, Chinese, Kebabs and Chocolate. Traditional English food as well.

Keith pulls a pintFavourite Drink: It has to be “Real Ale” no contest!

If it’s Coffee, it MUST be Nescafe with whole milk. I can’t stand Tea.

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Who is the most famous

person you’ve ever met?

Apart from Chris Jones, Tony Blackburn, Dave Lee Travis and Lulu.

Favourite Holiday Destination:

Weymouth or Scarborough and any UK location with plenty of good pubs. No Foreign Places! I don’t go abroad, EVER!

Favourite TV Programme / Film:

TV- Heartbeat, Corrie, most comedies and Factual Programmes. Very rarely watch films but I do like old black & white films. I enjoyed Titanic and Full Monty.

Best Thing about Working at HFM:

Being able to play all my favourites and more to the community instead of to myself at home.

Fascinating Fact about Me: 

I work as a volunteer Signalman working with Steam Trains on The Great Central Railway and am also Chairman of the local CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale) Branch and also organizer and Licensee of Leicester’s Annual Beer Festival. I also hold a Class One LGV Licence, so I’m a busy man.


Keith Williams


Your Favourite Pass Time / Hobby:

Apart from Music, It has to be Steam Railways/Railway Signalling and visiting traditional Real Ale Pubs and Beer Festivals.

Most embarrassing (NOT RUDE!) Moment:

Went to an evening at a pub in Somerby. There was an organist about 80 years of age, playing with lots of bum notes. The Landlord came over saying “how are you Keith”. I said “fine thanks but where did you dig the organist up from”. He said “Oh! That’s my Dad!”


What made you want to get a job in the radio industry:

When working in nightclubs, I was always being asked for the same records day in day out like Jimmy Mack, Feel The Need In Me etc. I prefer to play music for listening, not purely for dancing to, over and over again.