What is your role at Newport City Radio and what would you like to get more involved in?
Currently I’m learning how to edit the blogs and help with tracking. I would like to be more proficient in both of those things to help the team more, I’m getting there slowly but surely!
What’s your favourite music genre?
That’s always a tough question because there’s too many to mention, but my favourite artist is Imogen Heap. So I guess my first musical love is ambient/electronica.
What’s the first album or single you ever owned?
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but probably Avril Lavigne’s first album.
Where in the world would you most like to visit?
The west coast of America, to see the redwood trees and then on to Yellowstone National Park, I feel quite at home in the outdoors.
What’s the best way to spend a Sunday morning?
Filming the birds in my back garden, or getting more out and about to film them further afield.
What’s the last book you read?
Spectacles by Sue Perkins. I thoroughly recommend it, it’s an amazing autobiography.
When you were about 10, what did you think you would be when you were grown up?
I think I wanted to be an animator for Walt Disney Studios. We had visited Florida for the first time as a family and I was obsessed with Disney films – I still am now to be honest.
Do you play a musical instrument? If not, would you like to?
Yes I play guitar badly, I’m self-taught. I also play the piano, not self-taught thank goodness and I'm slowly making my way through the grades.
Tell us about a brilliant teacher you remember from school or college.
My A-Level English Literature teacher gave me a love of poetry that has never left me and my Politics tutor in university, for giving me a greater awareness of the problems faced by people in the developing world.
If a kangaroo came for tea, what would you cook for him?
Probably spaghetti bolognese, my mum passed on her recipe to me and I love it. Although it strikes me as odd that a kangaroo would be eating minced beef…
What’s the biggest lie you ever told?
Probably one to protect a close friend which I can’t remember, I don’t tell lies. I know people say that a lot, but I think honesty is a faster route to being happy in yourself so I don’t see any sense in telling a lie.
What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?
My PlayStation probably, terrible to say but I had one by about the age of 8. I love video games, I do not regret anything in terms of the resultant bad eyesight I probably acquired from the hours of playing.
In a film about your life, who should play the role of you?
No idea really - it would be interesting to see an actor take on the physical disability on screen. Probably someone who’s a new talent rather than famous, something indie and not box office.
If you could be a cartoon character for a day who would you be and why?
Maybe SpongeBob, it would be cool to live in a pineapple under the sea.
If you were stuck in a hospital ward, which comedian would you like to visit you to cheer you up?
Nina Conti, she’s definitely one of the most clever and hilarious ventriloquists out there.
The best pizza topping is…?
I’m not a huge fan of pizza, but I think I would have to say olives.
Tell us something that makes you happy.
Listening to something that people are passionate about, whatever that may be. Interests and happiness go hand in hand so they’re easy to pass on to others.
What’s your worst habit?
I don’t really like silences so I have a tendency to talk too much and I have to remember to pause and slow down sometimes.
Tell us something nice about yourself.
I think I’m quite a good advice giver, if someone has a problem I try to listen and help. I’m a softy like that.
What is your no. 1 goal for 2017?
To get a job in something I would really like to do in the media industry.
Author: Kym Frederick
Kym is Newport City Radio's mother hen. Every week she turns up to our team meeting with a selection of tasty cakes and she makes a mean cup of tea!
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