E2E: Interview with Duncas at KISS FM
On 9th February E2E team hit Kiss FM to see where the magic takes place. Whilst Mia was interviewing DJ Pioneer I interviewed Duncan – producer of the specialist shows on Kiss FM to find out more about his job and what occurs behind the scenes. His role as producer means he is responsible for generally putting the shows together for DJs such as Target, Logan Sama and Steve Smart.
For those of you interested in radio work, it was really interesting to hear what Duncan had to say and advice he gave. He explained that he initially got into the industry by working in hospital radio then he worked his way up the ladder, subsequently working at Galaxy in Leeds then onto Kiss. Duncan explained he prefers the excitement, intimacy and quicker pace of radio as opposed to TV.
Check out Duncan’s advice and highlights of working at Kiss after the jump…
His advice to people wanting to pursue a career in radio is to gain as much experience as possible in smaller scale stations such as university or hospital radio first. Duncan stresses that flexibility and enthusiasm are key in putting yourself out there and also creating a good impression and standing out from the crowd. From his experience he explains that aspiring radio producers, presenters and others eager to break into the industry should show passion, enthusiasm, persistence and personable emails to further their chances. He emphasises that people should research particular stations they are applying to.
I asked Duncan what his personal highlight was so far working at Kiss and his answer was the beach party Kiss created in Ibiza in 2006 which sounded amazing. As well as producing the specialist shows, Duncan’s other responsibilities include putting events and festivals together. Having such an exciting job I also wanted to know who his favourite celebrity he has met through work is. He replied saying that P Diddy, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and so on have been seen casually walking into the Kiss building before but his personal person was David Guetta, who he has met on a few occasions.
It was great interviewing Duncan, look out for the pictures and other E2E interviews which took place that day at Kiss!