smoothfm gets its wiggle on

Staff Writer

Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins has landed a new gig on smoothfm, joining its weekend line-up of presenters.

The ARIA-winning singer and actor will be heard on Saturday and Sundays from 12pm to 2pm with her first shift this weekend.

Watkins says the opportunity to join smoothfm was unexpected, but she jumped at the chance to move into radio after a successful on-stage and TV career.

“I’m a smoothfm fan, so when the request came out of the blue to join the station, I was so excited to be part of the smoothfm team. I can’t wait to share some of my all-time favourite songs with my fellow Aussies.”

Smoothfm’s head of programming Peter Clay believes Watkins will click with the audience.

“Emma is just a delight to listen to and work with. She has a vibrant energy and love of music, which our listeners will love hearing on the weekends.”

It’s a busy time for Watkins, who took over the yellow skivvy from Greg Page in 2012. Along with hosting the ABC Kids television series Emma!

she’s currently doing her PhD in ‘Creative integration of dance, sign language, light, space and film editing’ at Macquarie University.

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