Premier Christian Radio has hired a train conductor to voice its station imaging after bosses heard her reading out announcements on Southern Railway.
Paul Chantler was travelling on the 8:45am from Eastbourne to Victoria when he heard Kisteen O’Kane on the internal PA, and thought she had a good voice: “I thought she had the most lovely, lilting Scottish accent which was confirmed to me when she came round to check the tickets,” he told RadioToday.
After auditions, alongside professional voice-overs, Kirsteen was chosen to record Premier’s station ident and will now become the voice of the station.
And the train conductor, who has been complimented on her voice from passengers before, says she’d like to look into the possibilities of becoming a professional ‘voice-over’.
“It would fit-in nicely with my plans to become a train driver,” she said today. “I’m currently studying to be a driver and could achieve my goal within the next year.”
Premier Christian Radio’s CEO, Peter Kerridge, said today; “Kirsteen’s voice has a wonderfully calm, melodic tone with a natural clarity, so important for station recognition. We’re delighted that our production team chose her to become the new ‘voice’ of Premier Christian Radio.”
The station has also launched a new jingle package today, created by Wise Buddah containing a selection of custom IDs influenced by modern worship and traditional hymns.
Programme Controller Dave Rose “Wise Buddah were a pleasure to work with. They totally got our brief and were really responsive to our ideas. The finished package gives us a great audio identity for our new “Where Faith Comes to Life” brand, and unites all the various music and speech parts of our schedule under one memorable and unique sound. We can’t wait for our audience to hear it!”
Wise Buddah’s Paul Plant “Drawing inspiration from genres including Ballad Worship and Traditional Hymn is unchartered territory for us, but we’ve loved every minute of the challenge. Producing a Custom ID Package which serves an audience with such an eclectic musical taste – from hip-hop and reggae to hymns and gospel – was refreshing, and we hope it captures and reflects the identity of their brand.”