Bringing reality to Phuket morning radio
PHUKET: The airwaves in Phuket are about to get a lot more real.
Monday 11 June 2012, 11:17AM
Phuket Live 89.5 radio’s lone morning DJ, Sam ‘Breakfast’ Clarke, finally has somebody to drink his cappuccino and eat his baguette with.
South African-born, Canadian-raised Natasha Horrelt has teamed up with Sam to deliver the island’s most energetic and fun show, guaranteed to get you up with a smile in the mornings.
Natasha explained that although she studied journalism at university, it has been far from a direct and sedentary path that brought her to the wireless.
“After college, I started my communications career as a newspaper reporter and then editor. I moved into radio news shortly afterwards followed by co-hosting.”
A few years later, although she admitted things were going well, wanderlust started to creep into her life, “This sense of urgency just kind of took over my existence and every idea I started to have was about creating a ‘life less ordinary.’ One day I just gave up everything; quit my show, sold my condo and my car, and moved to Honduras to become a scuba diving instructor.”
Last October, Natasha decided to forgo another Honduran rainy season for an escape to Thailand, combining her role as Director of Communications and Marketing at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, with being Phuket’s newest radio DJ.
Natasha promises to bring a little bit of her own magic to the airwaves every morning, as well as a much-needed female voice to the station, and is looking forward to broadcasting to the island.
“I am really excited to be the new co-host with Sam on the morning show. It's a great opportunity to get back into something I'm terribly passionate about. The positive, fun vibe at the station is something I've rarely seen at other stations and I can't wait to be a part of it.
“Sam and I have a natural chemistry and share a very similar sense of humour, which I think will be appreciated by listeners. He already has an incredible thing going and I am looking forward to joining forces with someone who is already excelling and pushing his show to be bigger and better every day.”
Tune in to Live 89.5 on air from 7-11am weekdays for the best and most real way to start the day. You can also listen online at phuketliveradio.com