Digital station Amazing Radio has hired former Radio One DJ Bethan Elfyn and former Radio 1 & NME DJ and current voice of Best Of Myspace, Gill Mills.
Both presenters will host evening shows on the Gateshead-based national station.
Bethan Elfyn presented ‘Session In Wales’ and ‘Introducing In Wales’ for BBC Radio One from 1999 to 2010. She has been fronting BBC Radio Wales’ flagship music show on Saturday nights since 2010. She is the go to person for info on up-and-coming bands in Wales and has done stints at BBC 6 Music as a music pundit and has covered for Tom Robinson in his ‘Introducing’ show.
Formerly co-host on Welsh TV show ‘The Pop Factory’, Bethan has become involved in developing TV ideas for BBC Wales this year.
Gill Mills is the new music consultant for Myspace. She produces the New Music Matters podcast, a top 10 of some of the best new music on the web. She has been a professional radio and TV broadcaster and journalist for twelve years, working for BBC Radio 1, where she fronted the ‘Vic & Gill Show’ for five years, NME Radio, the BBC and satellite stations.
Says Bethan: “I’m really excited to be joining Amazing Radio, a station with a dedicated remit to unearth the best new music. I’m going to be listening out for the best new weird and wonderful, cutting edge and underground bands and artists, with a totally open door policy to the music. Just one rule: it’s got to be good! Hardcore to twee folk to minimalist dub, there’s room for everyone.”
Says Gill: “amazing have created a forward-thinking model for the new music business that is artist-friendly and committed to breaking new talent and I’m delighted to be part of the team.”
Amazing Radio’s Sam Grant and Chris McManus have been nominated in the ‘Best Live Music (Studio)’ category at the forthcoming Radio Production Awards. Sam and Chris have been responsible for producing, engineering and mixing ‘the amazing sessions’, which provide new artists with the opportunity to record music in a professional recording studio situated in Amazing’s HQ overlooking the Tyne.