She wanted to help and give back to the community in the South West and also gain further skills in training to deliver and broadcast radio programmes.
“Hospital Radio Plymouth has given me this amazing opportunity and I have been very fortunate in working with lovely generous people who have supported and helped me to learn and gain confidence in “driving” and operating the systems’ desks.”
Vanessa Goodwright at Hospital Radio Plymouth
Vanessa has her own programme called The Cool 4 Cats Request show which she hosts on Thursday evenings between 7.30 and 8.30 pm. Her programme includes ward visits and meeting with the patients. She presents and plays the patients’ music requests. Vanessa also enjoys chatting about current events happening locally or internationally.
“I live by the sea in Cornwall with my wonderful partner Colin. We have quite a large extended family between us and am proud to say they are all lovely and doing well. I have an eclectic taste in music ranging from Blues, R&B, Motown, Punk to Pop, Musical Theatre and Classical. I also really enjoy going to the Theatre as my background includes working as a professional Stage Manager and Actor.”
For the last eighteen years, Vanessa has worked as a Tutor. She supports people looking to get back into work. She also works s a Teacher training people in Performance and Production Arts. Many of her performance students are now successfully working in the entertainment business.
“I am hoping to meet with them and record interviews about their work for future Hospital Radio Plymouth broadcasts.”