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Sarah Major

Sarah Major

Sarah is back on BBC Radio Sheffield from 1st November 2009. You can hear her every Sunday between 6-8am.

Find out about Sarah's most embarrassing moment on air, and what she likes to do when she's not behind the microphone...

What's your first memory?

Emptying a large pot of fragranced talcum powder all over my cot one Christmas. Apparently the house reeked of the stuff for weeks.

First record you bought?

"Too Many Broken Hearts" by Jason Donovan. I'm unashamed to say that I was a bit of a Kylie and Jason fan in the eighties. Before that I tended to just tape the songs I liked off the radio. Much cheaper that way.

How did you come to work for Radio Sheffield?

I'd wanted to work in radio since I was about thirteen, when I dreamt of becoming a Radio 1 DJ. Radio 1 wouldn't have me at the time, on account of me being too young, so I made my mistakes doing hospital radio instead. During my teenage years I must have written to everyone who was anyone in the radio industry, until eventually I persuaded the then news editor of Radio Sheffield to let me read the travel news. The rest, as they say, is history.

Your favourite three songs?

An impossible question. Somewhere on the list would be: "Here, There and Everywhere" and "Something" by The Beatles, and "Alex" by Ezio.

Who's been your best interviewee and why?

Ainsley Harriott because he was just so down-to-earth and lovely. It was like meeting an old friend.

What's been your worst on (or off)-air moment?

It was a few years ago when I was producing Rony Robinson's show. We had a guest in the studio who was singing particularly badly. Her father was sitting in the "ops" room with me and I was smiling politely trying not to let on that I thought his daughter sounded like a strangled cat. Anyway, someone who shall remain nameless buzzed up to me from downstairs on the intercom saying something along the lines of "This woman sounds awful, get her off the radio now". Her father must have heard every word, but for some reason didn't say anything. I didn't know where to look, so just carried on like nothing had happened.

Favourite place in South Yorkshire or North Derbyshire, and why?

Home, because it's where I like to be more than anywhere in the world.

Who would you like to be trapped in a lift with?

Someone with good personal hygiene and a large supply of chocolate.

What do you never miss on television and radio?

On TV - Ugly Betty, Heroes and Home And Away (sad but true). On radio - Chris Moyles on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and, when I have time to listen, Jonathan Ross's Saturday Show on Radio 2. And if management are reading this - everything on Radio Sheffield, of course.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Faint with shock because I never buy a ticket. After that I'd buy my dream farmhouse somewhere in the country and live happily ever after.

Sarah Major, Sunday Breakfast: Sunday mornings 0600-0800.


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