What’s it like to work on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show?
Friday 16 June 2017
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Media graduate Fiona Hanlon takes you through a day in her life as a producer on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.
What’s your job at Radio 1?
I’m a producer on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. I go through social media to see what’s going on in the world and what we should talk about on the show, and I join in during the show.
What do you love most about your job?
I love making our listeners laugh and cheering them up. When you get a message from a listener saying, ‘I was miserable, I’m hungover, I hated everything, and now you’ve made me laugh and I don’t mind going to work any more.’ That’s my favourite thing.
What sparked your passion for radio?
I worked in student radio the entire time I was studying. It was so vital to getting to where I am now. I learned how to put together a schedule, a broadcast programme, and working with people who worked in radio who were really passionate. If I hadn't done student radio, I would never have got my first job in radio.