Ruth Barnes is a new music expert, blogger, podcaster and broadcaster, currently presenting the mid-morning show and The Other Woman on Amazing Radio – the new music network dedicated to emerging and independent artists.
Ruth kicked off her career in radio with a six month stint on the BBC London overnight show presenting 4 hours of phone-in radio through the night, which is one way to ensure she’s never short of anything to say once the mic is open!
Ruth was a music reporter for the BBC broadcasting live from the likes of the Glastonbury festival for BBC Radio 5 Live to the WOMAD music festival as far afield as Abu Dhabi for the BBC World Service. Years spent as part of the BBC 6 Music news team meant reporting from music festivals around the country, as well as interviewing musicians – both famous and emerging. Ruth has also been a regular feature maker for the Claudia Winkleman Arts Show on BBC Radio 2, presenting and producing ten minute features on all aspects of the arts world.
A weekly radio show on London’s arts network Resonance FM, The Other Woman, led to a weekly spot on Tom Robinson’s Introducing show on BBC 6 Music. Ruth played her top tips for Tom every week as his Girl Music Guru.
Ruth runs The Other Woman new music blog and podcast, which promotes emerging female talent. Recently Ruth has deputised for Tom on his Introducing show and has presented an all-female 6 Mix for 6 Music.
She has recently embarked on a voiceover career as one of the voices of BBC 1 and BBC 2 continuity.