Women have a bigger role to play on the radio says Tracy Clifford
Women have a bigger role to play on the radio says Tracy Clifford, over year since landing the afternoon slot on RTE 2FM.
The blonde beauty, who has worked in broadcasting since finishing college, explained that radio was much different back then and there are more female voices to be heard in the media these days.
“There are (women in radio) now, but it is still a funny subject. I was judging “Best Radio Presenter” and “Best DJ” at a college awards last year and there was not one girl that nominated herself. Maybe they don’t want to or maybe they don’t have the confidence, or perhaps they want to be station manager? And this is a bigger job than being on the radio.
“For me, growing up there were no birds on air and in the last station that I worked in, there was no gender quota, it just happened that we were 50/50. I am hopeful that girls coming out of college won’t face any challenges because they are female,” Tracy exclusively revealed to RSVP Magazine in a stunning photoshoot.
Strong women have always had an impact on her career and they are have been a true influence on her thriving career to date.
“I have always loved all of the newsreaders, strong women like Anne Doyle presenting on television have always inspired me. There was a girl called Tracy Lee who now works in South East Radio that I used to love, she was working in pirate radio and I always thought, ‘Her name is Tracy, my name is Tracy’.
“When I looked up to people, it wasn’t about their technique or their music, it was all about whether they made me laugh and if I wanted to know more about their lives,” continued Tracy.
But, who do all the guys and gals get on over in Donnybrook? Tracy said that they all have a fantastic relationship in 2FM and always support each other.
“I used to work with Keith Walsh from Breakfast Republic years ago and Jenny Greene is an absolute idol of mine, especially because she is a female on the national broadcaster. I have always followed her career because there weren’t that many women to follow when I was growing up.
“There is a lovely camaraderie between us, Eoghan is a scamp, but he is a very positive and helpful guy,” she gushed about her colleagues.
Check out the full interview and exclusive pics in RSVP Magazine- on shelves now!