1. Describe your job and what you do on a day-to-day basis
Mornings are crazy for me and go, go, go. I wake up about 5:00 AM take my puppy for a walk then get to work about 7:00 AM. Scour all the gossip sites to find out what is happening in the entertainment world – then 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM I do my gossip segment with Heather, Dan & Ben on Sea FM, then I am on air from 9-12 so I don’t come up for air til about 12pm then I prep the radio station log to make sure everything is ready for the next day ahead. I am across the general running of the radio station as well right now so there are lots of meetings with different departments, rosters to do, write gossip stories for the website – I love it!
2. What is your BIGGEST ‘fan girl’ moment whilst on radio?
I am generally someone who fangirls all the time so have had to pull it back and be ‘profesh’ when I have had to chat to some pretty big artists. I’ve interviewed Jess Glynne, Brendon from Panic At The Disco, Amy Shark, Jess & Lisa AKA The Veronica’s, Conrad Sewell, but my biggest fan girl moment would have to have been when I interviewed Phil from Grinspoon – I grew up LOVING Grinspoon and was chatting to him on the phone and told him how fan girl I was - I think he thought I was a crazy!!
3. What is your most embarrassing moment on radio?
Oh god, they happen most days! I don’t really get embarrassed anymore but sometimes because there is so much to concentrate on when I am speaking, pressing buttons and making sure everything is in order, I stumble and forget what I am saying – it happens more than you would think. But as it live radio you kind of just have to go with it and trust yourself to get out of it. This is why I love live radio!
4. How do you approach asking juicy questions?
I generally warm up the guest by telling them all the things I love about what they are doing/the accomplishments they have. The convo usually flows quite easily and then if I have a juicy question I leave it til the end of the interview coz it can sometimes get them off side and that would be an awkward rest of the interview if you started off with a juicy question.
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