Putting the excitement into late night radio
BBC Asian Network's late night sensation Adil Ray has turned the graveyard shift into 'the' time to talk. Bringing the latest new British Asian music to the forefront each night, Adil has helped deliver the station to the masses.
In part two Adil tells us all about his show on BBC Asian Network and in the coming weeks he dishes out the advice for wannabe presenters.
How did you get into radio?
It was a really long, hard slog… the main reason I got into it was my passion for music but then I realised I could make radio a career.
Tell us about your first radio gig?
I really didn't know what I was doing, it was sink or swim and I felt like I was drowning all the way through.
Is there anything you wish you'd done differently in your career?
I've made mistakes, I've been in positions where I've not made the most of it, but you've just got to learn from your experiences.
What's been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
I think my current show on the BBC… The challenge for me is that I wanted to help make the Asian Network right for young Asians.
Who's been the greatest influence on your career?
Those people who have pushed the barriers, knowing they'll produce a 'love them or hate them' type situation.