The Greats with Floriane McBainOn air: 4PM Sunday 9AM Tuesday 9AM Thursday
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ProgrammeAudio biography of the greatest musicians
BioMy earliest memories of my love for radio and music come from my childhood. I enjoyed listening to an eclectic mix of sentimental lover’s rock, revival basslines, soulful rare groove and sexy soul played by my mum, aunts and uncles; which ultimately formed my passion of both music and radio. I couldn’t get enough and most of my spare time and money were spent between the two. At age 10 I made my first radio debut for the audience of my bedroom and my cousins mum who embarrassingly overheard and surprisingly complemented me; it was at this point that I realised I wanted to pursuit a career in radio. However, it wasn't until years later that I put the wheels in motion to make my dream a reality in actually getting my voice on the airwaves.
My first real taste of radio was at Life FM now known as Bang Radio, where in 2007 I started an Internship as a Broadcast Assistant and worked my way up to producer and co presenter on various different shows. After Life, I produced and presented my own shows on various community stations with my cousin and partner in crime Trinity. In 2012 I joined the student radio station at Goldsmiths University London (Wired Radio), where I produced and presented a weekly show ‘The Soul Of Goldsmiths’ until 2014, and was nominated for best specialist music show.
As an avid music fan, I love seeing my favourite artists perform live on stage and have had the pleasure of being blown away over the years by Jodeci, Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson, Usher, Glenn Lewis, Yolanda Brown, Eric Benet, Raheem Devaughn, Lalah Hathaway, Marsha Ambrosius and more.
Now behind the mic at Colourful Radio I'm enjoying an exciting and different side to radio with scriptwriting, producing and narrating audio documentaries about amazing, 'Powerful Women'; who are all inspiring me to keep going in achieving my dreams!
Audio biography of the singer-songwriter whose career spans four decades including as the frontwoman of the funk band Rufus
05/02/2019 9AM | More
Audio biography of the one of the best selling bands of all time
18/12/2018 9AM | More
Audio biography of multi-instrumentalist, co-founder of The Wailers, and a reggae great
18/09/2018 9AM | More
Audio biography of the late, and still incomparable, Queen of Soul
21/08/2018 9AM | More
Audio biography of the three sisters known for their big hits You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else and the classic Nights Over Egypt
14/08/2018 9AM | More
Audio biography of the life of the beautiful and talented Natalie Cole who rose to fame in the 70s in her late legendary father's footsteps
07/08/2018 9AM | More
Audio biography of The Reverend best known for the hit Let's Stay Together
31/07/2018 9AM | More
Our party musicThank you ... you’re playing our music it brings back good memories 😊 Anna
Anna | 25/02/2018