Seasoned radio professional Emma Scott presents The Pluggin’ Baby Radio Show at Midday on Tuesdays on South Norfolk Radio and she gave us a quick rundown about her radio life.
Emma – in her own words :
I have worked in the music industry for 34 years. I started in full time radio straight out of school at the age of 16 on a Youth training Scheme. Most of my career involved radio presenting, which I did from 1988 to 2013. I’ve presented thousands of radio shows and worked all over the UK at radio stations like: Kerrang! Radio, Q Radio, Heart, Power FM, Galaxy Radio, Hallam FM and Metro FM. I have worked for the two biggest commercial radio brands in the UK, Global Radio and Bauer Radio, and was one of the top 20 Drive Time presenters in the UK whilst at rock and metal station, Kerrang! Radio. I was even approached by BBC Radio 1 twice in the late 90’s.
Since 2013, I’ve been running my own radio plugging and PR company, Pluggin Baby Ltd., working with mostly independent artists to get them radio airplay, reviews and online coverage of their new releases. working with hundreds of rock and metal bands – as well as other genres. I have great relationships with my radio contacts and even wrote two books for musicians too! The first one is called Break Your Band: A Guide to Getting Radio Airplay and the most recent is called If It Was My Band. I try to help musicians move up the music industry ladder
I have also presented live music TV shows, hosted live concerts, been a voice over artist, blogger, band manager, helped run a record label and put on live music events in Birmingham from 2006 to 2013. I won three ‘Promoter of the Year’ awards at the Pure Rawk Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and a Live Music Business Awards ‘Best Local Promoter’ in 2012. Massive highlights of my career!
Emma presents her show from her home studio in St Neots, Cambridgeshire and, away from the microphone, she is a recently qualified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver and she also loves weight training too. Emma has two gorgeous daughters, aged 18 and 22, and a dog called Jet.
Emma Scott presents The Pluggin’ Baby Radio Show at 8.00pm on Thursday evenings on South Norfolk Radio, with a repeat on Sunday afternoons at 4.00pm.