Get to know Jono

What was your first job? I got a job reading out the names of people who had died in the city I grew up – it was a radio job, so that’s where it started!

If You Were Stranded On A Desert Island And You Could Choose One Person To Keep You Company, Who Would It Be? Nats, she is the only one who could tolerate me, she always seems to have food, however she is totally useless when it comes to building any sort of shelter.

Brunch or beach? Brunch, hands down. I don’t tan very well

Which Celebrity Chef Would You Most Like To Make You Dinner? Gordon Ramsey, I think we would end up in a heated argument about the state of my kitchen and probably form a lifelong friendship.

If You Could Only Eat One Food For The Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be? Easy! Fried chicken from Pickl, it’s the stuff of dreams.

Dinosaurs or Dragons? Dinosaurs, Jurassic Park is my all-time favorite movie

What is your biggest fear? Spiders, hate them

Staycation or vacation? Staycation! There so many cool places in the UAE, plus guaranteed sunshine (most of the time)

Who is your hero? My Mum. She has tolerated me for a long time, and she still manages to put a smile on her face.

Best thing about living in Dubai? The fact you can sit outside in the evenings most of the year, I never had that at home. 

What is your favorite place to vacation? Thailand – for the food mainly

Pizza or Burgers? Can I have both?

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Umm Suqeim Beach, those views, the beach, the fancy address, the free roaming bunnies that sometimes wander out onto the road. It has everything

What is your favorite thing about working in radio? The fact that people can’t see my reaction when I say something ridiculous.

First concert you ever went to? I went to see the winners of Irelands version of Pop Idol, they were called Six, you won’t have heard of them.

Any secret talents? I’m double jointed in places that really shouldn’t be double jointed. I will not comment further.

If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join? S Club 7, I think I would have brought something to the group, just not sure what!


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