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New Radio Talent
Liven up our Sunday nights on BBC Radio Bristol

Congratulations to the New Radio Talent winners


Sophie Oliver, 28

SophieDescribe yourself: A cool, calm and collected Welsh lady with a voice many have quoted as being 'manly' - Sophie preferring 'husky', who settled in Bristol 4 years ago to be amongst the culturally diverse community and enviable music scene.

What do you love about radio? It's a unique form with which you can entertain and educate people.

Worst job you've had? It has to be working in a sewing machine factory in Fishguard, sewing the inside legs of men's shorts for Marks & Spencer. I lasted 2 weeks.

Presenting style? Warm and inviting with an exciting edge, leaving people wanting to hear more.

Listen to Sophie in action


Digby, 28

DigbyPrevious experience? I do a podcast called The Fiasco Radio Show which has now got quite a cult following.

Current job? Waiter : if only everybody had to be a waiter for 6 months (kind of like a National Service) then people would definitely be a lot more patient and have more manners.

Which presenters do you admire? Any DJ who has managed to carve out their own unique sound: this means anything from Chris Dukinfield’s deep house to Jazzy Jeff’s beat juggling block party sets to Richard Searling’s soul to Ricardo Villalobos’ minimal sound.

Your presenting style? One nerd who emailed me said my show was like The Streets meets Wayne’s World. Whatever that means.

Listen to Digby in action


Junior Saunders, 22

Junior SaundersWhat do you love about radio? You reach people all at the same time! It’s live and anything can happen. If you mess up everybody knows but at the same time radio can be very beneficial, emotional and intimate to its listeners as you're in the room with the presenter(s).

Worst job you've had? Telesales (sorry to any peeps doing this job) but it was bad! So I used to pretend that I was Junior Saunders from Radio 1 calling on behalf of JK and Joel to tell customers that they won a holiday courtesy of Radio 1... I got caught. Enough said!

Presenting style? Very warm to anyone and everyone! My style is very fresh and loud and can be serous and professional only when I wanna be. I also love to improvise on the spot so expect anything!

How would you prepare for the show? By knowing my audience! My listeners are the show! And... wouldn’t you like to know...

Listen to Junior in action


Kelly Windsor Burgin, 31

Kelly Windsor BurginBrief biog: I started out as a contemporary dancer but injury cut that career short so I did all sorts of weird and wonderful jobs for a few years before retraining in broadcast radio.

What do you love about radio I think radio is a very companionable medium, it’s like having a friend follow you around while you get on with your day.

Which presenters do you admire? I admire Simon Mayo for reinventing himself from a Radio 1 to a Radio 5 presenter. You need to be capable of diversity to create a career with longevity.

Your presenting style? Still working on it! I try to have a smile on my face whenever I’m on air particularly if it’s hell-o’clock in the morning.

Listen to Kelly in action


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