Helen Wakefield

Name:

Helen Wakefield

Time as a HCR Presenter:

One RSL broadcast in 2004

 

Current Radio Show:

Breakfast presenter on Wire FM.

What positive impacts upon your life did your HCR experience have?

At the time I was trying to get as much radio experience as possible to get into the industry. Halton FM (as it was called back then!!) provided me with my first experience of doing a live daily radio show, driving my own desk by myself. This experience was invaluable. At the time the station was using the latest playout system that commercial stations were using, Myriad, so when I eventually did get shows on commercial stations, I knew exactly what I was doing.

How did you feel about speaking on the radio prior to the first time you were live on air?

At the time I was working as a travel news broadcaster as well, so I had experience of speaking on air, but controlling my own desk and doing everything else myself was all new, so I was incredibly excited and thrilled to be given the opportunity to learn.

How did you feel afterwards?

Very confident and ready for the next step in my career.