Ahead of Monday's?IMAGE Networking Breakfast, Ruth Scott talks about her career, her influences and shares her ultimate Christmas song...
What was your path to radio?
My path was almost accidental & yet in hindsight, quite driven.
Who are your radio influencers?
Tony Fenton was like a god on the radio when I was a teenager. He was incredible kind & helpful when I started working in radio too.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was never very good at long-term thinking but toyed with the idea of either law or journalism. (What was I thinking???!!!)
What do you love/ what buzz do you get from radio?
There is nothing on earth that gives you that electric feeling of being in front of a live mic. You are on & you can't stop & re-record. It gives me immense pleasure being on air. It lifts my mood so that even if I'm feeling like rubbish, I fake the good mood for the show & ultimately, leave the building feeling better.
What's your favourite memory from your career so far?
Broadcasting from a sewer, working backstage at the MTV EMAs for years, getting the best picture on the night Tom Cruise came to Dublin & oddly, the day I broadcast from a glorified horse box
What is your favourite Christmas song?
I adore Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas" and never tire of it. 20 years old this week - eeek! When I see that song performed in the film "Love Actually" I get a bit weepy. Like I say, I never tire of it!