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My first time doing a live radio interview…

As a producer, I’m used to being on one side of the microphone. But during the course of BBC Music Get Playing, an opportunity presented itself for me to do a live radio interview.

I met Miranda Rae through Sound Women. Miranda presents her own show called The Word on Ujima Radio in Bristol. Her programme goes out live every Friday from 1400 to 1600 and is a wonderfully varied mix of art, culture and music.

The Virtual Orchestra deadline was fast approaching and I was trying to get as many people as possible to upload their videos of themselves playing Bizet’s Toreador Song. Miranda asked me if I’d like to go onto the programme to invite her listeners to join the Virtual Orchestra.

At first, I must confess I was was tempted to ask for a pre-recorded interview but soon decided to go for it.

Miranda has interviewed many people during her career including Massive Attack, Roni Size, Neneh Cherry…and now me.

I really enjoyed my first live radio experience and you can hear the interview here.

And you can follow Miranda on Mixcloud and hear more interviews here.

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The Sound Women Podcast: Mentoring

This month’s Sound Women Podcast covers everything to do with mentoring – from finding a suitable mentor through to getting the most out of being a mentee.

If mentoring is going to play a part in your life this year, head over to the Sound Women website and listen to the podcast.

The podcast is hosted by Kate Thornton and features the following industry leaders:

  • Helen Boaden (Director of BBC Radio)
  • Fran Plowright (Creative Learning Consultant)
  • Caroline Raphael (ex Radio 4 Commissioner, Editorial Director of Audio Penguin Random House)
  • Sue Ahern (Director of Training, Sound Women and Creative People)


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