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Presenter profile: Amanda Bowman

Amanda fell into radio in 1986 when she answered an advert for someone who could publicise community groups and ended up on the Careline.

Since then, she has worked for nearly all of the commercial stations in Nottingham and also for a national station where she did the Breakfast show for three years. Not a natural early riser, she found the 0400 wake ups a real challenge.

AMANDA'S ALL TIME TOP TEN
Israelites - Desmond Dekker
Life On Mars - David Bowie
There Is A Light Which Never Goes Out - The Smiths
The Story of Jackie - Scott Walker
Judy Teen - Cockney Rebel
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Car on the Hill - Joni Mitchell
Accidently Like A Martyr - Warren Zevon
Lamplight - David Essex

She has been lucky enough to meet some great and unusual people and her oddest radio moments include waiting for Sir Roger Moore to come out of a gingerbread house, having her shirt photographed by Rod Stewart and singing King of the Swingers to a very startled Kim Wilde.

Alongside radio, Amanda has also worked in a homeless hostel, as a CAB manager, a nanny, a helpline operator, a volunteer coordinator and for a magazine about canals and riverboats - amongst others.

She is married to the long suffering Steve and has two grown up children, Joseph and Susannah.

Her home is a bit of a minature zoo. One of her proudest achievements is that she has taught her cockatiels to whistle the theme tune to The Flumps.




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