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Name Matt Cooke Age? 28 Where are you from? Originally Kingston-upon-Thames, but I grew up in Guildford, Surrey How did you get started in Broadcasting? During University, I wrote for student newspapers and websites, and contributed to The Guardian Newspaper. From there, I enrolled at… Read more

Name? Manisha K.Tank Age? Forever Young Where are you from? Born in Southampton – Origin: Indian How did you get started in broadcasting? I wanted to train as a Lawyer with the aim of getting into the corporate side one day but then my Mum… Read more

Name? Matt Barbet Age? 29 Where are you from? Born in Chester, brought up in North Wales. How did you get started in broadcasting? Two weeks freelance at Red Dragon FM in Cardiff – and then post-grad at the city’s journalism school. When was that?… Read more

Name? Michael Collie Where are you from? Born in London, grew up and schooled in Sheffield, now living in Worcestershire – working primarily in Birmingham and London. How did you get started in broadcasting? Listening to my radio in bed under the sheets! I loved… Read more

Name? Mike Powell but I have been known as Benedict Taylor; a pseudonom I had to use when I worked at County Sound in Guildford. The Programme Director was…Mike Powell! Age? A state of mind Where are you from? My Mum but before that a… Read more

Name? Martin Popplewell Age? 33 Where are you from? Born in Cambridge but Londoner since 19. How did you get started in broadcasting? Via desert islands – see my website www.martinpopplewell.com When was that? When I was 18. Why News broadcasting? I love current affairs… Read more

Name? Matt Prodger Age? 34 Where are you from? Born Bristol, brought up in the Gulf and then Scotland. How did you get started in broadcasting? The traditional route: local newspaper, local radio, and then national and international radio and TV. When was that? I… Read more

Name? Michael Watkins. Age? 35. Where are you from? Born Kilburn, London. Grew up in Swansea. How did you get started in Broadcasting? Voluntary work for Richmond-upon-Thames College Radio; then AA Roadwatch, compiling and broadcastiing road traffic reports. When was that? College Radio — 1984/5… Read more

Name? Martin Lowe Age? 49 Where are you from? Walsall, West Midlands How did you get started in Broadcasting? Joined Central News in Birmingham When was that? 1991 Why News Broadcasting? Progression from newspaper reporting Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?… Read more

Name? Mark Easton Age? 47 Where are you from? Born in Glasgow. Educated in Winchester. Trained in Portsmouth. Now live in Islington. How did you get started in broadcasting? Cub reporter on local paper Southern Evening Echo in Southampton. When was that? 1978 Why News… Read more

Name? Martine Dennis Age? 45 Where are you from? Born in London with Caribbean/Mauritian parents How did you get started in broadcasting? A graduate trainee at LBC/IRN (radio) When was that? January 1982 Why News broadcasting? Frankly, it was the first opportunity that was available…. Read more

Name? Mark Mardell Age? Born 10.09.57 Where are you from? I was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, lived most of my childhood in Banstead Surrey. How did you get started in broadcasting? After university I did a course in radio journalism at the London College of… Read more