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In conversation with.....Liz Kershaw BBC 6Music

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Join the London & SE Branch of the Radio Academy as we spend an intimate evening with the wonderful broadcaster Liz Kershaw, who is one of the longest serving national female radio DJs in the UK.

Her long and varied career on national radio started in 1987 when she submitted a mix of the interviews she'd done with bands to Radio 1. In October they launched her Sunday afternoon pop magazine show Backchat which won a Sony Award six months later.

Liz then presented Radio 1's prestigious Evening show before being paired up with Bruno Brookes for the station's Weekend Breakfast Show until, in 1992, she moved to Radio 5 to present the UK's first national daily phone-in.

In 1994, she was part of the original line-up on the newly launched 5 Live and then in 2000 took over BBC Radio Northampton's Breakfast Show which she left in 2002 to help launch BBC 6 Music.

In 2005, she was asked to rejoin BBC Local Radio to launch BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and became the only woman in the country to present a radio breakfast show on her own (BBC or Commercial) and won three awards for the station while still having fun at the weekends on 6 Music.

In 2014 Liz released her book 'The Bird and the Beeb' to critical acclaim, as one reader commented 'Overall this is a compelling glimpse into the life of a woman broadcaster, and into the world of the BBC. I thoroughly recommend this book to all interested in British media and popular culture.'

She is celebrating 30 years on BBC national radio in 2017, join us as we discuss her career and what it is like for a woman in such a male dominated industry.


PLEASE NOTE: This venue does not allow entry to anyone under the age of 18

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