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Women rule the radio

Muddy was interviewed live on the Just Women's programme on Brookland's Radio, and incredibly not one naughty word was uttered

I was lucky enough to be invited back on to the Just Women programme at Brooklands Radio this week. It’s a fabulous show on every Tuesday between 1-2pm, with a host of  interesting, intriguing and inspiring women as their guests. (Don’t say a word people – I’m *ahem* intriguing at least!)

Anyway, I was on the show about a year ago – and managed to get through 20 minutes of live radio without saying a single naughty word. Not one! I’m pretty sure that’s why they asked me back.

This week’s show was presented by the gorgeous duo Jackie Mitchell and Alison Florence. Jackie has had a long career in journalism and PR.  She worked as a reporter and newsreader on two Hong Kong radio stations, but was turned down for a radio job in Australia because her English accent was considered a problem.

Alison, too, has worked in broadcasting. She worked for the BBC for the first 10 years of her career initially in Radio Drama and on Woman’s Hour and then for BBC Local Radio in Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham and Birmingham.

All the presenters on Brooklands Radio are volunteers – and it’s testament to the quality and integrity of the station that it attracts volunteers of such high calibre.

Just Women: (from left) Lynn Stanier, Amber Evans (that’s me!), Jackie Mitchell, Alison Florence and Melanie Hurley

My fellow guests were some pretty inspirational women: Lynn Stanier, founder of the charity Their Future Today, which works to improve and develop the lives of disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka by preventing the abandonment of children, reuniting children into their families, providing education in rural areas and transforming institutions.

 The third guest was Melanie Hurley who owns her own business, Rocket Catering, which creates beautiful and delicious food for special occasions. Last year Melanie’s business was shortlisted as the UK’s best caterer of the year in the Good Funeral Awards. (This year she plans to win it!)

Brooklands Radio is an online community radio station that airs in northern Surrey, with a catchment of about 400,000 people, and Just Women is one of several regular shows.

This week I got to prattle on about Muddy. If you missed the show, it’s on again on Thurs 6 April at 8pm.

‘Just Women’, Tuesday 1pm (repeated Thursday 8pm).
Brooklands Radio, Weybridge.

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1 comment on “Women rule the radio”

  • Jackie Mitchell April 7, 2017

    Amber thanks for the lovely article – it was a pleasure having you on the show!


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