Darren Henley

Darren Henley

Darren is the Managing Director of Classic FM. He joined the station as the overnight Newsreader in 1992, subsequently becoming a Producer and then News Manager. From 2000, as Managing Editor, he has been responsible for Classic FM's on-air programming, becoming Station Manager in 2004 and taking up his current role in 2006. He is the author of twenty books about classical music and musicians.

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Hall Of Fame Book

The final countdown to our countdown

By Darren Henley

We first launched the Classic FM Hall of Fame in 1996. We had no idea back then that we were giving birth to a phenomenon. It has become so much more than just an annual chart – spawning a daily radio programme, a whole series of bestselling CDs and even a newly published fully illustrated

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We've another royal wedding on the way.

Our Royal Celebration

By Darren Henley

We’re gearing up for our Royal Wedding Celebration here on Classic FM, with a whole series of special programmes to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. From Tuesday 26th April to Thursday 28th April, The Full Works Concert each night at 8pm will have a distinctly regal air. On the Tuesday evening,

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Hall Of Fame Book

Words about music

By Darren Henley

Writing a book is a long old process. First, a writer needs to come up with the idea and then the search begins for a publisher. Not just any publisher will do – it needs to be someone who is able to bring your scribblings to life in the way that you had envisaged. Sam

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Kate and William

Music for the Royal Wedding

By Darren Henley

At Classic FM we were excited to see the announcement from St James’s Palace about the musical accompaniment to the big day.

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