James Cusack is a British broadcaster and DJ. He has presented for a number of UK radio networks, including BBC Radio 1, Capital and Heart. He has been a presenter at Heart since July 2018 and BBC Radio 1 from December 2020 onwards.
In 2017, he was the warm-up act for Olly Murs as part of his UK arena tour. Cusack has played a number of DJ sets across Europe from 2017 onwards, including Sziget Festival and Untold Festival. Cusack also appeared with CamelPhat at Amnesia in Ibiza.
In 2011, it was announced that Cusack was to become the presenter for the weekend breakfast show on Capital in the North East. In 2015, he moved to the larger Yorkshire audience, to present the same show but for Capital Yorkshire. Cusack returned to TV work in 2016, this time to appear on-screen in a small non-recurring role in Coronation Street. Cusack also presented the Christmas lights event at Meadowhall, Sheffield for a number of years while at Capital.
After three years at Capital, Cusack moved internally within the Global group of companies, to Heart in July 2018. He is part of Heart’s Sunday lineup alongside JLS bandmember, Marvin Humes, and Spice Girl, Emma Bunton.
In December 2020, BBC Radio 1 announced that Cusack would begin presenting for them during the festive period. In 2021, he was invited back to present as part of BBC Radio 1’s Easter weekend lineup, before covering for Adele Roberts on Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast in July and August 2021. He has since appeared on the schedule numerous times, including on New Years Eve 2021 in the 5:30pm-9:30pm evening slot and covering for Matt Edmondson and Mollie King on the weekend 1pm-4pm show in January 2022.
In 2022, Cusack has appeared more regularly on the BBC Radio 1 schedule, including appearing on the 10:30am-1pm weekend show in February 2022, broadcast from MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester, followed by regular shows in the 1pm-4pm weekend slot across April and May 2022. It is also the first time he has appeared on a weekday, covering the Friday afternoon show.