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Jade Callaway – 2011 Cardiff Graduate gets job at BFBS Radio thanks to the National Student Radio Conference

Six months on from attending The National Student Radio Conference, Cardiff graduate Jade has seen her broadcasting dream come true by getting invaluable experience at BFBS Radio.

Jade has been working on a casual freelance basis for BFBS Radio since July after meeting
the Controller of BFBS Radio and CSE Live Entertainment, Nicky Ness, at The National Student Radio Conference.

Jade’s interest in BFBS started during her very early years in Cyprus. Living there with her
father, who was serving in the Royal Air Force, she first found fame on BFBS Radio Cyprus
playing the recorder at the tender age of five,

Originally from Bridgend, Jade has lived all over the world but settled in Cardiff to complete
her degree in Accountancy and Management. It was here Jade discovered her love of radio,
eventually fronting the Monday breakfast show on the student radio station, Xpress Radio.

This interest finally led her to The National Student Radio Conference, held at the University of Hertfordshire and hosted by Crush Radio in 2011. Luckily for Jade, one of the talks held during the conference was based around BFBS and she hasn’t looked back since!

When asked about the positive impact that The National Student Radio Conference has had on her budding career, Jade replied; “The conferences work brilliantly in offering an insight into the industry and opportunities to network with the best in the business.”