Shiona McCallum - The Scottish lass turned Londoner who’s making airwaves at BBC Radio1
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In this first episode of Season 3 of Sound Tracks hosts Rosie and Kezia recorded in the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat studio with Shiona McCallum, reporter and UofG law grad.
Shiona’s role as a reporter covering stories across the UK, interviewing and investigative journalism, and broadcasting live on air on Radio one. Shiona also has a real deep interest and love for country music – which has led to her writing for magazines and presenting a new country music on Radio 2.
Working in Scotland in Inverness at Moray Firth Radio – she got her first ‘on air’ miles under her belt and from there has worked in the Middle East, Scotland and now in the capital city!
In order to work for Radio One ‘the pinnacle of youth broadcasting’ … she moved down to London, taking a risk and leaving behind a secure job in Glasgow. She listened to the voice inside her that said ‘go for it’ and she’ll encourage you to listen to it too.
Listen out for:
- How a tweet led to her big career break at BBC Radio 1
- What Shiona misses as a Scottish lass in London
What’s your SoundTrack?
This week UofG Student Peter Standfast gives us three songs describing his recent Amsterdam trip where he spent 2 weeks on a work shadow placement with future podcast guest Mark Ross!