My entry for HBA (Hospital Broadcasting Association) Awards 2014.
In the ‘Tindy C’ show & I cover chat (various topics), numerous interviews (with celebs & others), great music, positive thought for the week, random fact & star sign.
I keep my shows light hearted & inject a spark of quirky humour & fun. With Leicester being such a diverse city, with a large Asian population — part of my show ‘Desi Fever’ –is everything Bollywood, Bhangra & Urban. (‘Desi’ is a term for the people, cultures, & products of the Indian subcontinent or South Asia).
1) I had the opportunity to cover the Brit Asia Awards & spoke to winner SARIKA, who has given us a demo of her singing!
2) Roachkiller is an Urban artist, & this was just an intro to him!
3) Louise Richardson has managed to turn her life round after a serious illness, & had just released her novel ‘The Celebration of Life’. This was a positive message to long term hospital patients.
4) Sleeping positions — this was a comment made during one of the chats where we were discussing & informing listeners what different sleeping positions mean!
5) I interviewed the group Swami at an exclusive private gig to which Radio Fox was invited. Their fusion of music (electro-rock-bhangra-urban) is rapidly increasing in popularity amongst people of all ethnicities. I have included clips of my interviews with both S-Endz & Sureo.
6) I interviewed 4 members from Eternal Taal — a famous predominantly female Bhangra Entertainments troupe, specializing in Dhol playing (Indian drum) live on my show, as they had just appeared in a Bollywood movie – Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. The youngest guest was 10 years old. I also spoke to them about other things, such as how they got into dhol playing. Plus they played the Dhol live on my show. These are four short parts of an interview that lasted an hour.
To keep listeners engaged, I keep talk accessible & enjoyable, incorporating lots of humour! I am aware of my listeners, which is why I cover various topics relevant to health & wellbeing. I also interview many music stars, & attempt to explain what things are (such as the ‘Dhol’) so every listener, regardless of background may enjoy my show, which I hope is lively, fun & engaging.