Whether it’s TV, radio, print, digital, we all consume numerous types of media offerings on a daily basis.
In our 5 Minutes with the Media series, we chat with the people working behind the scenes on our favourite programmes to gain an insight into what it’s like to work in the media industry.
This week, we chat to Eoghan Quigg, Roadshow Presenter with Northern Ireland’s Q Radio.
What is your current role and what does it involve?
I am the out and about roadshow presenter for Q radio, so basically if there’s an event happening that we are media sponsor for I will travel to the event in the Q branded car and cover the event by doing things like interviewing people live on the radio, take a load of pictures/videos for our social media and sometimes even compare the event itself.
How did you end up getting involved in the radio industry?
I never actually envisioned myself getting involved within radio but there was always something that intrigued me about it. Being involved in the entertainment industry for quite some time now I was approached by a now good friend who is the Managing Director and Head of Programmes at Q and he pitched me potential ideas and really expressed how he’d like me to work for the company and I jumped at the chance.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
Every day is different, some days I can be in the studio recording promos, recording shows or in meetings. Whereas other days I can be travelling the country to different out and about events.
What’s your favourite thing about working at goQRadio?
My favourite thing about working for Q is that no two days are the same. Every event is different which makes it exciting and never boring and I also get to meet new people every day.
What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?
From being on such a high platform in the music industry and dealing with some of the issues that come along with being on such a monstrous show like the X-Factor at such a young age (16). Also getting used to the format of interviewing people for radio when I was so used to being the interviewee for years.
What advice would you give to anyone looking at a career in the media?
The best advice I can give is always to stay humble and be true to yourself, never forget where you come from and always listen to your mother’s advice!
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