Hello! I’m Louise – a radio presenter and music journalist. A colleague once wrote “known for her impeccable music taste and warm Northern humour,” so I’ll take that.
You can often hear me on BBC Radio 6 Music. Most recently, I went down to All Points East in London and interviewed the artists playing as part of Mary Anne Hobbs’ All Queens line up. In 2020, before the world shut down, I reported live from the 6 Music Festival in Camden and can regularly be heard covering ‘This Week In Music’ with Radcliffe and Maconie. I have also reported for 6 Music from SXSW in Austin, Texas, The Great Escape and NOS Alive and interviewed nominees at the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019. Other broadcast journalism gigs have been for Double J (Australia) and BBC Radio Scotland.
I have also worked in production at BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 6 Music. Presenters I have regularly worked with include, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Mary Anne Hobbs, Craig Charles, Marc Riley and Tom Robinson, as well as Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Jo Whiley. I have also worked with Scott Mills, Dotty, Yasmin, DJ Ace, Charlie Sloth, Mista Jam, Jools Holland, Chris Evans, Steve Wright, Ken Bruce, Sara Cox and more.
In 2018, I gained invaluable experience in Australia at the ABC, working as a producer for the countries best loved radio stations, Triple J and Double J in Melbourne. It was there that I discovered my love for radio presenting, and developed a new music radio show, showcasing the best in Australian and British talent for Triple R. I have since brought my music discoveries from around the world to Manchester with ‘The Flip Side’ at Reform Radio through which I also interview a string of new and established artists about their journeys and latest releases.
I also produce Annie Macmanus’ ‘Changes’ and Angela Scanlon’s ‘Thanks A Million’. I have also worked on Fearne Cotton’s ‘Happy Place’.
I am passionate about championing new music, telling stories and connecting with audiences.