Life-long dream comes true for blind radio presenter

A blind radio presenter will realise her life-long dream when she begins presenting a regular day-time show.

Becca Robertson is to host the new weekday Home-Run afternoon show, on Market Harborough-based community station Hfm, from Monday February 25th.

Born blind, the 42-year-old had some sight restored when she was a toddler, following several operations, but lost much of it again after contracting Measles aged four, which in turn caused glaucoma.

Becca said: “I have always absolutely loved radio but never thought I would be able to do it, not just because of my blindness but self-confidence too. I used to record things in my bedroom when I was younger, pretending to be on the radio, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be hosting one of flagship shows on Hfm.”

Chris Jones, Programme Controller at Hfm said: “Becca has done a great job over the years presenting at weekends and I am excited at the prospect of her warm, bubbly style coming to weekday afternoons. We are all very proud of her achievements.”

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6 Comments
  1. James Kay says

    This is what community radio is all about.
    Congratulations Becca!

  2. Graham Denison says

    She joins the excellent Peter White, hope her career is as long and distinguished. Well done Becca.

  3. Colin Williams says

    Good for her! A delightful story.

  4. Phill Bird, Radio Winchcombe says

    great Becca, congratulations! just be yourself and you’ll be fab!

  5. neal says

    At Last. A happy story and a programme controller who is in touch with the true spirit of what radio should be about. Congratulations Becca

  6. Vanja Sudar says

    Absolutely fantastic news! Being blind myself and same age gives me so much inspiration to hopefully get there one day myself. Congratulations and best of luck to you!

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