Name: Pam Sidhu
Show: Sunday Breakfast Show
Time: Sundays at 07:00
The Serious Qs!
- How did you start your radio career?
I worked on a number of different radio station's in Manchester over the years, but this was more as a hobby. My real break, and interest, in radio came on the Sati Rana Show. I would do regular music reviews and enjoyed myself thoroughly that I started to consider this seriously as a profession.
- What can listeners expect from your radio show?
Music is supposed to inspire and unite people. Listeners can expect to go on a musical journey to feel uplifted, and ready to start their week ahead, refreshed and recharged. I like to play happy music, music that stirs the soul, motivates and inspires. There are a number different features that are designed to enhance these feelings of positivity. We have a ‘Quote Of The Week’, and a Filmi dialogue where I find some golden nuggets of Wisdom from Bollywood. We, also, like to celebrate your successes, listeners get in touch and share their recent successes, their good news, no matter how big or small. We also try and find some good news stories from around the world. We love highlighting, the fact that there is so much good happening, despite the medias fascination with negative news. The show is drenched in positive vibes only so lay down your troubles (if you have any) and tune in!
- What’s the one thing that drives you in making your show better than the show before?
Positive vibes from the listeners! When people contact the Sabras and tell me how they love the show. It drives me to make it an even more enjoyable experience. Also hearing people's successes and good news is always wonderful as it encourages others too.
- What has been the most memorable moment for you working at Sabras Radio?
There has been so many already! One that comes to mind is when the team won the award for best regional radio station of the year at the Asian Media Awards. I feel very lucky to be part of such an amazing station.
- If you were to name one person for giving you the push to where you are now in life, who would that be?
That would have to be my husband. He is my biggest supporter We have been together for many years and he has always recognised my potential and constantly pushes me to be the very best version of myself.
The Quirky Qs!
- Your star sign?
- If someone was to play you in the story of your life, who would you want that to be?
Deepika – I think she would do a great job.
- Which famous person would you like as your neighbour?
Gurdas Maan – I have grown up listening to this Legend, and having him live next door would be awesome.
- If you were to go back in history, who would you like to meet?
Sophia Duleep Singh – one of the first British Asian women. The granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (the last emperor of Punjab). She was a Suffragette and used her position and influence to campaign for many issues including women's right to vote.
- Your ultimate childhood memory?
Leaning out of the upstairs window and pretending I was a radio to passers by. As a young child I actually thought they believed my voice was coming from the radio!
- Who would you like to be trapped in a lift with & why?
Abida Parveen, listening to her sing is like soul food.
- What is the one characteristic you admire in others?
Persevence – never give up.
- If you were to choose to lose one of your five senses, which would you lose?
The sense of Smell.
- Which exotic location would you most like to go to?
Paradise Island, Bahamas
- If not a radio presenter, then?
Anything that involves motivating and inspiring people to become the best they can be. I am a Wellbeing Coach - qualified Mindfulness practitioner and nutritionist, I love to work with people to develop their skills in life for success.
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