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Presenter profile: Jenny Minard
Jenny Minard

Join Jenny Minard for The Session Introducing, BBC Radio Berkshire's Sunday night show dedicated to exploring the finest new and alternative music in Berkshire - every Sunday from 7pm.

Jenny is a Manchester girl (well Cheshire really but Manchester is much more cool) and has made the big move down South.

The Northerners were concerned that she wouldn't be able to get decent pies - good job she doesn't like them.

Join Jenny on The Session for sessions from top Berkshire bands, interviews with famous artists and the ever controversial demo panel.

What makes you laugh?

"Words make me laugh, doppelganger and Snodsbury are good ones. Sometimes I make myself laugh, I think it's important to be able to laugh at yourself.

"I bumped my head in a taxi and gave myself concussion on the way to an interview; I was mainly bothered about creasing my suit - after my head stopped hurting, I laughed.

"Songs make me laugh too, in a good way. I love Airbourne Toxic Event's Happiness Is Overrated - when the beat kicks in it is just musical magic, you can't help but smile."

What's your most embarrassing moment on air?

"I've not had that much time on air but I'm sure there is room for error. I accidently insulted a band in my pilot show - which made me realise I can sound quite sarcastic, without meaning to. Honestly.

"Luckily I managed to explain myself and I don't think they took it too seriously."

Where is your favourite place in Berkshire?

"I don't have one yet… I'm open to suggestions. Apparently I need to go to Sweeney's - it sells pies. I also need to go to The Great Expectations - love a bit of Charles Dickens.

"I plan to hire a canal boat on the Thames, bit like Rosie and Jim. I'd like to see Windsor, apparently it's pretty and posh, and you can get good cream teas. I need to go to Legoland, that's the first thing I want to do in Berkshire."

What are your most memorable jobs before working for BBC Radio Berkshire?

"I used to write a fashion column so got to go to lots of parties. I met the likes of Bez from Happy Mondays and David Guest, of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and Michael Jackson-friend fame.

"The best job I ever went on was to interview my hero, author Cecelia Ahern, she said she liked the blouse I was wearing.

"I also sat in an audience with Robbie Williams who turned up at the premiere of musical We Will Rock You in Manchester. I was in the photographer's scrum outside when he arrived and got well and truly trampled."

What's your favourite piece of music?

"It's really hard to pick just one so I have two - The Killers, Mr Brightside is the anthem to my life. I was in university at the time it was released and I have many happy memories of nights out dancing like a mentalist to the track.

"I also passed out when I saw them live at a gig in Manchester - it was either sheer awe or lack of food, but it was the best gig of my life.

"My second favourite is Frank Turner's Long Live the Queen - I'm going to have it played at my funeral."


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