Bella’s Bits – Broadcast 1

I’m a DJ.  Yes that’s right, an official DJ.  As of yesterday and my first broadcast for Surge Radio (the University of Southampton’s student radio station) with my show Bella’s Bits, the best of lifestyle, culture and entertainment … I am officially a DJ!  So my first show went a bit like this …


‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

A brief introduction of myself (2nd year geography student, and that’s all you need to know!), talking about what’s going on in Southampton, the best TV…  And chats about name changing!  Did you know Rihanna’s real name is Robyn?  Crazy!  So many people change their names these days, after all it is only £39 on the Inland Revenue.  Other celebrities (yes, I know these are a bit of the oldies) such as Cliff Richard’s real name is Harry Webb and Elton John’s real name is Reg Dwite.  So come on listeners, get involved, if you were going to change your name, what would it be to?

‘Rumour has it’ by Adele

It is SO sad that Adele has cancelled all her tour dates because of her throat, I was absolutely heartbroken when I heard that!  But speaking of names earlier, did you know that Adele’s middle name is Blue?  Mental!  So, Southampton, the city we live in, the city we love?  Get involved with what is happening in your city.  Last weekend was Halloween which was awesome, and this weekend is fireworks weekend.  So if you fancy an alternative night out, get yourselves down to Mayflower Park in the city where the Southampton fireworks are happening at just £6.  A really great night out.

‘Read All About It’ by Professor Green featuring Emeli Sande

I absolutely love that song!  It’s kind of like the new Eminem, Rihanna collaboration; it absolutely breaks your ears when you stop listening to it.  So, I’m going to be talking about my absolute favourite topic of the moment … The X Factor.  My housemates and I rarely go out on Saturdays and Sundays just so we can watch it (gosh, were so cool).  It’s had so many mixed reviews this year; some people say it’s been incredible, some people say it’s been awful.  I think incredible, yes the standard’s not been so high this year but I still think it’s amazing.  My favourites this year are controversially Kitty and Little Mix (Little Mix who used to be called Rhythmix until they had to change their name after a hoo hah regarding a Brighton Music Charity).  And I loved Sophie as well but she left last week, which personally I think it as a result of Kelly Rowland being ‘ill’.  Mmm, interesting.  Kitty, for those of you who don’t know if the gaga wannabee nutter with the amazing voice.  Her version of ‘Edge of Glory’ has been going round and round in my head for two weeks now.  Amazing.  Anyway, we’ve had a Facebook request so here’s Maroon 5 …

‘Moves Like Jagger’ by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

‘Firework’ by Katy Perry

So they were two requests from a Mr XX and my lovely boyfriend (Naaaaaaaw).  Did you guys read the recent article about more and more women wanting to become nuns?  In this crazy career crisis, women after they’ve left uni or come out of a job will turn to the church.  I’m sure it’s a very effective, very cleansing lifestyle choice, but it’s no ‘Sound of Music’ singing, strutting around, it’s a s very serious devotion to the church.  So is it a bit dated at this point in society?  Hmm, not sure.

When you all decided to come to University, what did you think it would be like?  For me, when I look back at my three years at Uni in 5, 10, 20 years time I will just see a giant blur of reality tv and takeaways!  I cleaned my room yesterday and found 3, yes 3 pizza boxes amongst my stuff!  Totally gross, but what other time in your life is it socially acceptable to eat pizza all day and have 4od on your most viewed?  Now, it’s time for Birdy.  I absolutely loved her cover of ‘Skinny Love’ a while ago, here’s her new one …

‘People Help The People’ by Birdy

Someone just emailed in and said if they would change their name they would change it to Bella, nawww isn’t that sweet, thanks very much!  Staying on the topic of reality TV … Shipwrecked.  It’s the first time I’ve ever watched it and it’s on the 7th or 8th series I think.  It’s basically 5 girls and 5 guys (well, 4 guys and a cross dresser called Kitten) on a desert island, can’t wait to see how it pans out.  So, if you were going to be on any reality TV show, which would it be?  Would it be Come Dine With me, So You Think You Can Dance?, Four in a Bed?  For me it would be Fort Boyard or Gladiators.  Yes, I have been thinking about this quite a lot!  Anybody remember Fort Boyard?  It was set in a fort on an island somewhere and it had a crazy old man in a tower, tigers in a den and Melinda Messenger running around, it was awesome!

‘Champion Sound’ by Crystal Fighters

‘Creep’ by Radiohead

So moving back to how is it November already, it’s Southampton Christmas Market Time!  Last year it was absolutely awesome, I spent a good couple of hours there drinking mulled wine, there was  a chocolate fondue, and anybody who knows me will know how amazing this is for me … there was a cheese stall!  So staying with Southampton, do you love where you live?  I live in Portswood in Southampton and my house actually got burgled a few weeks ago which was really horrible, so just a plug to stay safe, lock your doors, lock your windows, it takes no more than ten seconds and it could save you a laptop.

‘The Ballad of Mona Lisa’ by Panic! At the Disco

‘I Still Remember’ by Bloc Party

Well, thanks for listening!  This has been Bella’s Bits, the best of lifestyle, culture and entertainment.  Leaving you, a bit of a random one from Mr X from Da Street, it’s Julie Andrews …

‘Feed the Birds’ by Julie Andrews


So that was my first ever radio show!  I said ‘so’ about 50 times, said ‘guys’ about 30 times and according to my Mother ‘dropped my ts’.  But I absolutely loved it, can’t wait for next week!




2 thoughts on “Bella’s Bits – Broadcast 1

  1. Haha, well I’ve been thinking about it for a while, applied, had a kind of audition (which involved mainly talking, not really a problem for me!) and voila! Thanks yeah, it’s on at 9-10am and Southampton Surge Student Radio :)

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