Erika

When did you start your radio career?

When did you start your radio career?

I started my radio career back in 2018 with no prior experience! I am grateful for the trust that Republika FM1 has gifted me with! Almost 4 years now in the team and I can’t wait for what’s to come. 

How did you get into radio?

Funny story, actually! It’s always been a dream of mine to become a radio DJ, but I’ve put it in the back burner to focus on school before. I was just casually scrolling through Facebook one day when I came across DJ Mandy’s post saying that they are looking to hire DJs! I took that leap of faith, auditioned, and as they say – the rest is history. 

How was your first boardwork?

Nerve wracking is an understatement haha! I was so new to the work to the point where I was scared to even touch the console hahaha! But with the right mindset, great training, and help from the team – I was able to pull through and here I am, always excited to go on-air! Every day you learn something new in radio, you gotta be on your toes! 

Any memorable thing happen in your rookie year as a jock?

A lot! Every boardwork was always a memorable one for a lot of reasons but top of my head, it would definitely be the time when I was on-air and completely forgot to turn off my mic after doing my adlib! I was talking with a fellow DJ at the time and everyone heard our convo!!! Thankfully, it was PG-13 hahahaha!

Did you have the full support of your family when you started out?

Of course! I’m very blessed to have such supportive parents who inspire me to chase my OWN dreams and goals. 

When you’re not on air, what kind of music do you listen to aside from the music you play on REPUBLIKA FM1?

I’m definitely a hiphop and R&B fan! That’s why I always get so excited and giddy when I’m about to play a song on-air that’s of those genres.