Jessica Bracey | British Forces Broadcasting Service

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My job is not to talk, it’s to share stories and listen. As a journalism student from Bournemouth University my passion lies with hearing the remarkable stories of all walks of life and that’s why radio is the perfect medium for the military environment whilst remaining so intimate. I’m fortunate to have been the first ever student station manager of the award-winning Nerve Radio, Bournemouth University’s Student Radio Station. During this time I was crowned as best female presenter twice, presented a week long breakfast show with Phill Jupitus and despite managing over one hundred volunteers I still managed to get a first in my degree.

Subsequent time spent with BBC Introducing resulted in broadcasting stints at Glastonbury Festival, Maida Vale Studios and a nomination in the Grassroots Category at the 2015 Radio Production Awards. Time at BBC Gloucestershire saw me play a part in a new world record for the longest line of cupcakes for Children in Need.

Nearly a decade of volunteering and working in radio stations is a testament to my dedication to broadcasting. Stations have ranged from Community Radio and more recently BFBS Brize Norton and BFBS Blandford where I was one of the UK’s only solo female Breakfast Presenters.

Now permanently based with BFBS Cyprus, I’m embracing everything military life has to offer at the heart of one the RAF’s busiest military base at present as well as undertaking a number of hard-hitting interviews; with the family of those who died in Cyclone Winstone in Fiji, with Army Medical Services dealing with Ebola and war photographer Don McCullin about his experiences on the frontline.

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