Shannon is a new member of the Newport City Radio team of volunteers and she writes music blogs. Naturally, I want to introduce her to you so I've asked her some questions about herself. Read on for a peek into Shannon's world!
What do you do at the radio station apart from writing blogs?
I am a radio presenter on Lamsie on the Loose as well as a radio producer. I am also a page manager for the new website for the music section. In the future, I am interested in creating videos for the Newport City Radio YouTube channel.
How did you get involved with Newport City Radio?
I saw an advert to join the team on Twitter and a week later I was part of the team. I hardly ever go on Twitter so if I hadn’t I might not be here!!
Imagine you're in hospital. Which comedian would you like to pop in to cheer you up?
I think it would have to be Peter Kay. He always cracks me up no matter how many times I rewatch his stand-up shows!
What's the best movie of all time?
This is a really hard question for me because I love my movies but I have to say that my personal all time favourite movie has to be The Little Mermaid. It’s my go to film whenever I need a pick me up and yes I know every word to every song!
When you were about eight, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little, I always thought I’d like to become a teacher. But when I had work experience in a school I soon realised that it wasn’t for me!
What's the first single or album you ever owned?
I don’t really remember. When I was little I used to have loads of kiddies' albums like The Tweenies and Bob the Builder which I absolutely loved. But I think the first album I ever bought myself was Fallen by Evanescence. Evanescence is my all time favourite band. Amy Lee’s voice is just perfection!
What new skill would you like to learn?
How to use Photoshop! I think I’m the only one in my college class who doesn’t know how to use it properly.
In a movie about your life, who should play the role of you?
Either Mellissa McCarthy or Rebel Wilson. Both of them are amazing actors and they always remind me of me with their comedy!
Whose voice would you choose for your satnat?
Benedict Cumberbatch. Because... obviously!
The best sandwich filling is?
Another hard choice! I would have to say either bacon or fish fingers. Both served with ketchup!
What's the furthest place you've been from Newport?
Spain. No idea what part because I was a little when I went.
Do you have a tattoo?
No but I really want a silhouette of Ariel on my wrist or little finger one day!
Winter, spring, summer or autumn?
Definitely autumn. Not too hot. Not too cold. Just right!
Do you have a favourite item of clothing?
My Little Mermaid scarf! I told you it was my favourite movie!!
What's at the end of a rainbow?
If you could be a mythical character for a day, who would you be and why?
Mermaid. Do I really need to give an explanation for this?
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
Apart from my best friends and family, I think my college tutor Geoff Harper is definitely one of the biggest inspirations in my life. He has taught me a lot about the media industry and has helped me develop my passion for filmmaking. I could pick his brains for hours because of the many experiences and stories he has from working in the industry himself!
What is your main goal for 2017?
Work hard, play hard and meet new people.