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Steve Lamacq

Steve Lamacq (born October 16, 1965), sometimes known by his nickname Lammo (given to him by John Peel), is a British disc jockey who has been broadcasting for several years on the popular BBC radio station Radio 1. He presented the Evening Session with Jo Whiley[?] from 1993 to 1997, and then on his own until December 2002, when the programme was cancelled. Its replacement is currently presented by Colin Murray[?]. Steve now presents the indie radio show Lamacq Live every Monday evening. His homepage on the BBC's website describes this programme as "the UK's most influential indie radio show". He also has a programme on the BBC's digital station, 6 Music, which is currently on Saturday afternoons.

He was born in the Braintree area of the county of Essex. His journalistic career began as a junior reporter at the West Essex Gazette. It was during his time at the New Musical Express that he began DJing on XFM[?], when it was still a pirate radio station.

It is obligatory that all music journalists have had a fanzine during their teenage years. Steve Lamacq's fanzine was called A Pack Of Lies. He formed a record label in 1992 with Alan James and Tony Smith, called Deceptive Records. Their most successful signing was Elastica. Most of the label's releases shared a punk- pop sensibility. Deceptive Records folded in 2001. Steve Lamacq has written an autobiography, entitled Going Deaf For A Living.

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