NIKKI HAYES BACK ON AIR­WAVES WITH EAST COAST FM SLOT

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - By MARY FOGARTY

BRAY WOMAN Nikki Hayes is back on the Wick­low air­waves. The for­mer 2FM and Spin 1038 DJ ex­traor­di­naire is re-join­ing the radio sta­tion where it all be­gan for her.

Nikki, pic­tured right, kick­started her broad­cast­ing ca­reer when she was 18 on East Coast FM and quickly moved on to hit mu­sic sta­tion Spin 1038. From there she was snapped up by RTÉ 2FM, where she worked for eight years be­fore re­turn­ing to Spin in more re­cent times.

When the long-term pre­sen­ter of East Coast FM’s youth driven show ‘On De­mand’ Paul Byrne re­signed to join Clare FM, sta­tion CEO Ciara O’Con­nor knew ex­actly who she wanted to take over the mi­cro­phone.

‘We’re de­lighted to have Nikki back on the air­waves on East Coast FM. Nikki knows us and she knows Wick­low given Bray is her home­town,’ said Ciara. ‘She has a real un­der­stand­ing of the au­di­ence she’ll be talk­ing to and I’m very much look­ing for­ward to work­ing with her.’

Nikki said: ‘I’ve al­ways had a huge fond­ness for East Coast FM and the peo­ple work­ing there. I con­sider them my fam­ily and I can’t wait to get back on the air­waves do­ing what I love in a sta­tion I hold dear to my heart.

She started this week, and East Coast On De­mand is broad­cast Mon­day to Thurs­day from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Nikki is now mar­ried to Frank Black and to­gether they have a three-year-old daugh­ter, Farah.

Later this year Nikki re­leases her de­but book, be­ing pub­lished at the end of the sum­mer by Mercier Press.

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