Sorry it’s been such a long time since I posted but I’ve been so busy with work and other stuff. Well here is the first in a line of changes for my blog.
For those of you who are up at the same time as me on a weekday morning between 6 and 10 am then you will hear the infectious laugh of Rosie Madison on Pulse 1 alongside Danny Mylo on The Danny Mylo Show.
A couple of weeks ago, I contacted Rosie and asked her if she would answer a few questions for my blog. She agreed and here are her answers to my questions.
1. When did you first know that you wanted to be a Radio DJ?
I always knew I wanted to be some sort of entertainer and I always loved performing and making people laugh. I got a job at 18 at a radio station, just on the reception desk but being in that fast paced exciting environment, watching what the presenters did every day, I knew THAT was what I wanted to do.
2. What is a typical day like for your when you are on the radio?
The alarm goes off at 4:30am and for about 5-10 minutes you hate your life and dream of when you can be back in bed. You soon snap out of it.
I normally try to arrive at work at about 5:20 am and we all sit round having a chat over a much needed coffee. We go through the papers, website and talk about what we’ve been up to in order to find things to go on the show that day. The show finishes at 10 am but we normally have work to do afterwards; meetings, interviews, prep sometimes… we sometimes don’t leave till around 2 pm.
You never switch off when you’re a radio presenter. Everything you do could be possible content for the show. I always keep a notepad in my car and scribble down things I see through the day. Mylo and I constantly text each other with any ideas we have, you really have to constantly think about the show.
3. What’s it like working with Danny Mylo?
Crazy. No day is the same. He really is one of my best friends which helps when you have to sit opposite someone for 4 hours a day. The things that go on in that studio… I’m so glad we haven’t got cameras up!
4. What would you say to someone who wanted to start out as a Radio DJ, Singer or Model? Do you have any tips for people just starting out?
If you want it to just ‘happen’… it won’t. If you think it’s easy, it isn’t If you’re not up for working your socks off then the entertainment business isn’t for you.
Modelling isn’t glamorous. It can be very VERY long days, a lot of rushing around and you have to have a thick skin.
I’m a classical singer too so that requires a lot of dedication. When you have a performance coming up then you can’t have alcohol, dairy or CHOCOLATE as it all affects your voice. Classical singing is like playing a sport, you need to train hard as if you don’t, you’re not going to be as good as you could be.
And radio… Well if you’re not up for starting at the bottom, making teas… giving your time up for free, working overnight, sleeping for a couple of hours then doing a day shift JUST so you can get seen then it really isn’t for you. It’s a difficult industry to get into so you have to be ready to work wherever and whenever because if you don’t… someone else will.
5. What do you do when you are not working?
I’m a keen netballer (the height helps). I used to be county captain and have played against Ireland and Scotland so it’s not like the stuff you used to see at school. It can be very aggressive which is great! I leave nice radio Rosie at the door …. netball Rosie can be a bit different!!
6. Who are the people who have influenced your career/life?
My parents, I know every says that but the support I have had from them is amazing. When I wanted to sing, they did everything in their power to make it happen for me, sent me to the right teachers, took me to auditions, supported me when I couldn’t pay my bills, everything! I really wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for them. They’re absolutely everything to me!
In the industry, Stephanie Hirst has always been a huge influence to me. She took me under her wing when I was on Hirsty’s Daily Dose and ever since then she’s helped and guided me. I’m very lucky to call her my friend.
Well I hope you have enjoyed reading this different post to my blog, I would like to say a big thank you to Rosie for the answers she gave. You can follow Rosie on twitter by clicking here