Back in May I was invited to the Arqiva Commercial radio awards. I also had the pleasure of presenting an award!
Yep a bit of a big deal for me considering I’m not on commercial radio and don’t consider myself commercial at all. My initial thoughts were – Why me… then it was HELL YEAH they asked ME 💃🏾
It was such an amazing experience considering my journey through radio that I’m still chugging along on.
A little history for those that don’t know…
Dating back to 2008 I started my journey on student radio with a temp show called Funky Munky on LSRFM at the University of Leeds – played funky house because i sincerely lived and breathed it!
Then through pure hustle and bustle I secured a show on Pirate radio in Leeds on Fresh FM. I was and still do rep pirate radio with pride lol ✊🏾
Upon my return to London I learnt the ropes, which I would advise everyone to do at community radio – shout out BANG Radio and westside radio for the serious air miles!
I then forced my foot into Choice FM, under the global umbrella, and got my first taste of commerical radio, by Go’d grace, I honestly don’t know how I moved across to Capital FM – the real commercial world!
2 years of 6am coffee runs was well.. an experience.
I now am on my journey as a COVER GIRL at BBC Radio 1Xtra and so I was extremely excited to see this cover girl featured in the Mail Online!
So I’ve officially been pappzd! I hope this is the start of many more 😌