started working here since the beginning of July as the Media
Education Worker along with Ondia Gillette.
One of my first jobs is to plan and programme this year's Commonwealth
FM. As the name suggests its not just another community radio
station but reaches out to countries far beyond Bristol. And that
is the most enjoyable aspect of the job- to be able to work with
all the talented people of Bristol and include everyone.
I've previously worked for the BBC in many roles including presenting
Sangam, a regional magazine programme for the Asian community
for four years.
Gillette (pictured right)
I begin my second year with Commonwealth FM, this time as the
Media Education Worker along with Maithreyi Nandakumar, I'm eagerly
awaiting the fantastic array of programming on offer from the
wide-ranging communities of Bristol. Right now, I am primarily
focused on the learning aspect of Commonwealth FM.
Through our variety of training sessions, new and up-coming talent
will be able to learn hands-on radio techniques from some of Bristol's
finest professionals. These learning and mentoring opportunities
are what gives Commonwealth FM such a positive, fun and unique
When Commonwealth FM ends it's broadcast on November 28th, the
learning opportunities of the radio room continues on through
educational workshops using the museum's resources, and community
group training. I'll also be pursuing my own learning, as I complete
my MA in Cultural and Media Studies at U.W.E.