PRESENTER ZONE :: HOLLY J
I previously worked for my Local Council in their Housing Office for 24 years and upon retirement, I was at a loss what to do with all this time I’d suddenly got. Steven King, a family friend for several years and also the owner of Krystal Radio, he kept prompting me to join his team of Radio Presenters, but I was reluctant to join at first because I had no previous DJ background. Well, finally I relented and dipped my toes in the water. On entering this Real Live Studio, it was a shock to my system when I first sat behind a huge mixing desk, with microphones towering over me and two turntables behind me, plus a twin CD player. Every time I pushed the fader up to speak into the microphone, this red light appeared with the words ON AIR. I was given a pair of headphones and I remember feeling out of my depth at the beginning and that first hour seemed like a lifetime. Well, I survived that first introduction to Live Radio Presenting, even if it was a bit of a car crash! Now six years on, I think I’ve finally cracked it. I continued doing Live Shows at the Studio for quite some time until Steve was forced to find new premises. I’ve since joined several other Radio Stations where I play the 50’s 60’s and 70’s, Bring it on!