Five Things we don't know about Lee:
I’m a Capricorn which kind of explains the moods.
My friends all say it’s just a pimple but I know it’s a third nipple.
Whenever my phone rings I think it’s something bad. I can’t deal with bad news.
Much like most people, I’m terrible at remembering names. I even mix my friends up.
I’ve never been booked. I’m quite proud of that.
Career History: I once worked in a furniture factory, community radio in Launceston, Afternoons on SeaFM, Afternoons on 7LA, Breakfast on SeaFM, Drive on LAFM and now Breakfast on SeaFM
Career Highlight to date: Winning a Commercial Radio Award in 2006, the launch of FM radio in Launceston was pretty cool plus John English just dropping by for a chat one day was pretty cool too.
Favourite Tasmanian event of the year? Anything with food and wine! Festivale, Bicheno Food and Wine Festival, Taste the Harvest. Do I need to go on?
Favourite band/music act of all time? I have never been able to answer this question. Never.
Which fashion accessory could you not live without? My Ugg Boots!
Who is the most interesting person you've interviewed and why? Myf Warhurst was great. We could have chatted all day if we had the time. She got me.
If we gave you $1000, what would you spend it on? I am in serious need of a new wardrobe. Seriously. I forgot how to dress myself after I turned 25.
If you weren't a radio presenter, what would you be doing? Pretending to be on the radio from a secret room in my BnB in the country.
Five Things we don't know about Jess: I have heaps of siblings, like I’ve literally lost count how many. I have dual citizenship (Australian / UK) and a significant chunk of my family are on the other side of the world. I was a dancer for several years, until my teachers cottoned on to my lack of co-ordination, and even toured the state with TasDance back in the day. I yawn every single time I sneeze. The yawn follows the sneeze, every time. I failed my driving test twice and actually think I also failed on the third try but the dude just felt sorry for me so he handed it over.
I worked in a record store for 8 years, Wills Music in Launceston. We sadly closed our doors in 2010 but by this stage I’d commenced by studies at UTAS and chipped away at my Bachelor of Arts degree over the next few years whilst working at The Examiner. After uni I accepted a Promotions & Marketing role with Cityprom, the promotional body for Launceston’s central city – and this led to my gig as Promotions Manager for LAFM & Chilli FM where someone handed me a microphone and I decided I never wanted to give it back! I got my on air break filling in for announcers on live broadcasts and weekend shifts before fate led me to the coast and my work husband, Lee!
Career Highlight to date:
Sea FM’s Lee & Jess for Breakfast – day 1. It definitely wasn’t our best show but in that moment I knew I had found my place in the world J
Favourite Tasmanian event of the year? I do love my food and wine so Festivale in Launceston and Taste the Harvest in Devonport are fantastic but I also love Junction Arts Festival.
Favourite band/music act of all time? Motley Crue. Hands down. Have seen them twice live and was pretty shattered to miss their farewell tour just this year!
Which fashion accessory could you not live without? My enormous handbag! There are at least 8 lip glosses in there at any given time plus several unpaid parking tickets, my equally enormous purse with a stupid amount of loyalty cards in it and the other day I found a Kiss guitar pick…!
Who is the most interesting person you've interviewed and why? Shaun Micallef. I’ve always admired his intelligence and wit and it was the one interview that actually made me quite nervous!
If we gave you $1000, what would you spend it on? My head says – straight off the credit card. Then my heart laughs at my head and says ‘oh head, you’re hilarious, let’s go shopping!’ In reality though, I’d buy tickets to a gig. Or flights to get to said gig. Or accommodation to house me after said gig. Right now Byron Bay Bluesfest is on my radar & $1000 would be really handy…
If you weren't a radio presenter, what would you be doing? I’d definitely still be in media. Probably writing, maybe TV, or I’d still be plugging away trying to get enough people to hear my voice and give me a job.