In this edition of the podcast, Sound Women’s Nicki Bannerman chairs the Breakfast Radio panel special. She is joined by Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), A.Dot (BBC 1Xtra) and Charlie Hedges (Kiss FM). They discuss their roles in breakfast radio, side projects, how to get ahead, top tips for breaking into the industry and much more.

We’ll also be talking to Heidi Secker from regional breakfast show Heart East Anglia – she discusses her background in radio, how to keep going in the face of rejection and tips on how to approach broadcasters for advice.

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @soundwomen or using the hashtag #SWPODCAST.

This episode was produced by Shola Aleje

Thanks to Sound Women supporters Virgin Radio for letting us use their amazing new studios to record this episode and also to The Angel hotel in Bury St Edmunds for hosting Heidi Secker interview.

Edith Bowman (@edibow)

A.Dot (@amplifydot)

Charlie Hedges (@charliehedges)

Heidi Secker (@heidisecker)

Shola Aleje (@beefheartzappa)

Nicki Bannerman (@nickihbc)