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12 🍑 Being a BBC Radio Presenter, a TV Host & DJ | Guest: Abbie McCarthy

We talk local and national radio presenter role + running a club night and being a TV presenter and more! Podcasts alumni Rhonagh O'Donnell introduced Abbie and I ahead of the recent Dublin Music Week. Abbie met Rhonagh when she was working at the BBC filming the session for BBC Introducing. The magic of women helping women and sharing the love! EPISODE GUEST: ✨ Abbie McCarthy: Abbie is from Kent and her current main job is presenting BBC Music Introducing in Kent - a weekly show on BBC Radio Kent that focuses on unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar music from her home county. She can also be heard covering shows on BBC Radio 1 & seen on your TV screen interviewing the hottest up and coming acts for 4Music. She also runs a popular monthly gig night called Good Karma Club (which turns 4 years old in Jan 2020) and Abbie recently started doing A&R consultancy for Insanity Records (affiliated with Sony). WHERE SHE HAS WORKED: ✨ RAW 1251AM which is the student radio station at the University of Warwick ✨ BBC Introducing Kent / BBC Radio Kent ✨ BBC Radio 1 ✨ BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Glastonbury ✨ Match of the Day X ✨ 4Music ✨ Chelsea FC Women ✨ Good Karma Club ✨ Insanity Records ADVICE: ✨ If you get a chance to do a student radio show, a great place to learn, make mistakes, etc. You can mess around and find out what works and does not work. Abbie also did marketing and station sounds at student radio. ✨ Use your phone to shoot content to show to TV company - they need to see you, no need to over-edit! ✨ Add your day to day skills that are relevant to your CV aka do you use Snapchat and other social media outlets and have a strong social media identity? ✨ Meet as many people as you can. Be enthusiastic, be nice and do your research! SHOUT OUTS: ❤️ Jocelin Stainer, BBC Radio 1 ❤️ Courtneay Yeates (Abbie's manager at Insanity Talent) ❤️ Achal Dylan, runs Killing Moon (indie record label and do live shows) ❤️ Jacqui Rice - at Queen at Domino Record Co ❤️ Rhonagh O'Donnell (Ep 11 guest) ❤️ Millie Carter & Kelly Betts - running central introducing team ❤️ Foundation FM - Becky Richardson, Ami Bennett, Frankie Wells - focus to champion female talent ❤️ Philippa Aylott - works at BBC Radio 2  ❤️ Annie Mac - DJ, presenter and so much more - Queen! ❤️ Celeste - signer-songwriter  ❤️ Joy Crookes - signer-songwriter  ❤️ Josie Man - signer-songwriter

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