Jade’s early start to radio was in 1999 at BBC London. She quickly worked her way up the ladder of radio production from a runner to Studio Manager (Technical operator for BBC London’s output from Saturday sports with Tom Watt to Sunday’s discussion programme with Angie Greeves)
It was here at BBC London where Jade got her first taste of Specialist Music shows. Jade worked across ALL the specialist music output for BBC London, working across shows such as, Rampage (Hip - Hop / RnB / Dancehall) Rankin Miss P (Reggae / Dancehall) Charlie Gillett (World Music) Smokey Joe (Soca) Over the course of 2 years she worked as a specialist producer, before joining the new digital network from the BBC in 2001.
Network X ‘The Home Of New Black Music’ was the tag line, and is now known as BBC Radio 1Xtra. Jade worked across most of the output over the last 17 years, from ‘Broadcast Assistant’ with Robbo Ranx to daytime production with Sarah-Jane Crawford, Gemma Cairney, Trevor Nelson. When 1Xtra (then Network X) Jade work alongside the head of music George Ergatoudis to regulate a playlist of tracks to have ready for when the official launch of 1Xtra in 2002. Since then she has come full circle and is now on the Music team scheduling the daytime output for 1Xtra.