DJ lost for words

Di Gaskell

Radio Clatterbridge bosses thought they had struck it lucky when they recruited a professional DJ to the station.

But Di Gaskell says she's "shocked and stunned" by the prospect of going on air.

It turns out that Di, who happily plays to audiences at bars, clubs and private parties around the region, is not yet as comfortable on the radio.

"I don't do a lot of talking. I'm all about the music when I'm playing out... I certainly don't do the news and weather when I'm at someone's wedding!" - Di Gaskell

Despite being used to her way around a mixing desk, Di is having to undergo a strict training regime to learn to use the studio equipment.

She's joining Steve Evans on the Coffee Club each Friday while she learns that other essential radio skill: learning to speak slowly and clearly!

"People think just because you're a DJ you can do it all but it's all very different!" - Steve Evans

Di on the decksDi originally worked in the health club industry as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor before becoming a manager in Dubai for one of the biggest health club operators in the world.

She set up own company opening gyms for private investors but decided to switch careers to become a full-time DJ when she returned home.

She is now kept busy playing three or four nights a week and also hosts a weekly programme on internet station Jazz Funk Soul Radio.

Di revealed to our listeners that she also gets tongue-tied with famous people.

Whice is unfortunate, as she's just been playing a set at a private wedding alongside Wet Wet Wet!


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