Emma G opens up about the risks she took to get into radio
Emma Georgiadis, or ‘Emma G’, has revealed the lengths she went to to chase her radio dreams.
Georgiadis was a teacher – and a “well paid” one at that, she said – when she realised she needed to risk it all for her love of radio.
“Nobody gets into radio for the money or the security, you do it for the love,” she said of the personal and financial risks she took to make the dream come true.
She had been doing shifts and working at Adelaide’s Fresh 92.7 – notorious for pumping out successful commercial radio talent – but wanted to see how far she could take it.
“I think when you really want something, you make it happen, and something inside of you just knows that you have to go for it,” she told Lee Bevington’s The Radio Fanboy podcast. “And, you know, otherwise, yea sure it’s easier to be safe and take the safe, comfortable option, but I think that you could always be wondering ‘What if?’ So I felt like I had to give it a go.”
Georgiadis is now the operations assistant and a Workday announcer at 104.7 Triple M Adelaide.
It’s Fresh 92.7, however, which she says deserves a lot of the credit for her career.
“I just feel like I have Fresh to thank for so much of my radio, sort of, story,” she said.
“Fresh is a really, just amazing community platform to get you started – try anything and everything in radio.”
You can listen to the full chat between Bevington and Georgiadis below.