Blind Radio Presenter Achieves Life-long Radio Ambition

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 (Feb 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.

Mrs Robertson, who grew up in Bushby and now lives in Wigston, with husband Ade and Guide Dog Jolly, 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."

Listen to Becca presenting the Home-Run on 102.3fm in South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire and online at www.harboroughfm.co.uk.

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For more details and to speak to Becca call Nick Shaw at Hfm on 01858 464666 or email nick.shaw@harboroughfm.co.uk

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Good for them. Radio is ideally suited to blind people but having tried to follow up with software developers about making their software more blind-accessible they are very reluctant.

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Looking forward to following her on alternate Thursday evenings between 6 and 9pm

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