Local BBC Sites

Page last updated at 15:27 GMT, Friday, 31 July 2009 16:27 UK
Presenter Profile: Etholle George
Etholle George
Etholle joined BBC Essex as a volunteer gathering the shopper's car park report

As well as presenting on radio for BBC Essex, Etholle can also been seen on television for BBC Look East and the Politics Show.

Living and working in Essex, Etholle has also hosted the Essex Food and Drink Awards 2008 and 2009.

Etholle began her BBC Essex career working on the Breakfast Show and most recently hosted the midday phone-in.

You can catch Etholle on Sundays on the Politics Show on BBC One and on a range of radio programmes on BBC Essex.

Etholle's big questions:

What was your first radio memory?

Listening to Bob Holness and Douglas Cameron on LBC when I was very young.

I think most of my school friends were watching cartoons at the time and I was listening to news programmes - quite sad really!

How did you first get into radio?

I did hospital radio at Radio Forest, based at St Margaret's Hospital in Epping, where I presented a midweek evening show called 'The Wednesday Roundabout'.

Then I came to BBC Essex as a volunteer. My first job was to compile the shopper's car parking report, letting listeners know how full the car parks were on Saturday mornings.

What is your favourite song ever?

Ooh that's a tough one!

Given no choice I guess it would have to be a track by a band from Ohio called Blessed Union of Souls called 'Lucky to Be Here' - it's about being thankful for what you have and I want it played at my funeral...

Given a choice I'd throw in Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song' and 'My Destiny' by Lionel Ritchie.

What one thing makes Essex so special?

Its variety of landscape and architecture... just add a few mountains and we'd have everything!

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific