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Name: Jakki Brambles Born: 1 March 1967 Home: Hertfordshire, after moving from Arran in 1987 First job: West Sound Radio, Ayr Radio 1: Joined last Thursday! Show: Weekend Early Show
Jakki Brambles was sucking a rusk in her pram when Radio 1 took to the air in 1967. Now she's 22 and the station's youngest and newest DJ. As the weekend Early Show's regular presenter she'll get used to seeing the sun rise over Broadcasting House. But this week she'll get an overdose of those early morning rays when she sits in for Adrian John, Monday to Friday 5.00am. Not bad for a humble lass living on the Scottish island of Arran, who became a DJ by accident: 'When I left school at 18, 1 wanted to earn enough money to travel abroad. So I wrote to my local radio station and got a job cleaning the toilets and making the tea. Five days after I started, a DJ walked out and they asked me to go on air. I was terrified, but I did the show even though I was being sick with nerves between links.'
Profile by Tom Loxley