Tinea is a KissFM presenter and we had the chance to ask her a few questions! Interviewed by Sarah Mulindwa
Hello, Tinea. Tell us about how you got into Radio and your show on
About 4 years ago I went through a competition to become a Kiss presenter called kiss Chosen one, got down to the final 10 and they told me to get more radio experience. (I was terrible) So 6 months later I joined Rinse FM and was their breakfast show presenter for 18 months then Kiss got in contact again and said they’d like to give me a show.
Who have been your best and (not so best) celebritities to interview?
I would say Lady Gaga was amazing, very lovely and down to earth. I’m quite lucky that nobody has been mean to me so far, but there was a time I might have pronounced a very famous Game Of Thrones stars name wrong twice during an interview lol!
What is your favourite part of your job?
Everyday is different which I love, you get to meet so many great people, have lots of fun and still call it a job!
Who inspired you to pursue a career in the field?
I loved watching June Sarpong when I was younger, was addicted to T4 and Johnny Vaughn and Denise Van Outen on The big Breakfast. I always thought that’s exactly what I want to do. People also use to say I spoke way too much so I kinda had no choice.
If you could advise anybody considering a career path in presenting on
radio, what tips would you share?
Be confident, always be nice to people, be a quick thinker and speak slowly lol!
When can listeners tune in to your show?
Listeners can hear me waffling on over on Kiss Fresh Mon-Fri 11-3 and Sat and Sun 3-7 and on Kiss FMUK saturday mornings 6-9.
Talent: Tinea Taylor (www.tineataylor.com)
Photographer: Derrick Kakembo (www.kakembolondon.com)
Stylist: Sarah Mulindwa (www.sarahmulindwa.com
Makeup artist: Abbie May Hopkins (www.abbiemaymakeupartist.com
Hair: Dionne Maxine