TOP NEW TALENT FOR 2018: 10 Questions with Crystal Vas
Radio Today has named Crystal Vas as a Top New Talent to Watch in 2018 and beyond.
Receiving ACRA nominations for Best On-Air Team (regional/provincial) for the last two years running, Crystal worked as part of two different breakfast shows at Power FM in Bega before being promoted to the Grant Broadcasters station in Nowra.
Covering the fun, the awkward and even the serious topics she’s most passionate about, Crystal believes she’s creating some of her best radio to date.
“With guidance from many influential people within the industry such as Sean Craig Murphy, Mickey Maher, Luke Toohey and Dean Kesby, I think I’ve now really found myself as an announcer, and really pride myself on delivering ‘real’ content,” she told Radio Today.
Below, Crystal answers Ten Questions from Radio Today.
- Who/what inspired you to choose a career in radio?
My school teachers weren’t surprised when I got a career in radio, because honestly I spent more time out of the classroom in trouble for being a distraction then I spent in the class. I was pretty involved in a local youth council in Adelaide and did a short youth program at the local station PBAFM and thought “oh yeah, I could do this”.
- Most memorable on-air moment so far?
Gosh, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. But my current co-host Sam Blacker enjoys stitching me up which I LOVE. He sent me on a “blind” date for Valentine’s Day where I was literally blindfolded. Wine was spilt everywhere, it was an absolute mess… like most dates for me in regular life really!
Do you know anyone as awkward at dating as Crystal?- Sam
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- What was the most awkward moment you had in your early years of radio?
- What’s one radio skill that you’ve mastered, and what’s one radio skill that you’re currently working on?
- How do you prepare for your shift on-air?
Stalking the Kardashians on social media and going through my Snapchat story from Saturday night are usually the go-to!
- How does the person you are on air differ from the person you are off air?
I’m the same person on-air as off-air 100%… which, anyone who listens to the show would agree, is a bit of a concern.
- What’s the one piece of advice you were given that you can pass along?
- Sum up working in radio in three words.
Wild. Challenging. Fun.
- What’s your dream radio job?
- If you weren’t working in radio, what would you be doing?