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Chart topping interview for THIS Radio

Daniel Leung and Jess Glynne (THIS Radio) Wednesday 29 October 2014

Liverpool Hope student and THIS Radio DJ Daniel Leung interviewed double chart-topping artist Jess Glynne.

Jess Glynne collaborated with electronic group Clean Bandit for “Rather Be” which debuted in the UK Singles Charts at number 1, and at present is the fastest-selling single of 2014. The song was also used as part of Marks and Spencer’s latest food advertising campaign.

The singer also went to number 1 again with Route 94 and “My Love”. Her debut single as a solo artist, “Right Here” charted at number 6 and she has since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on US TV.

Daniel interviewed Jess in Manchester where he asked her about her recent performance of "Rather Be" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on BBC Radio 1, how she deals with fame, and how her collaboration with Clean Bandit came about.  

Daniel, a Christian Theology and Media & Communication student at Liverpool Hope, started his radio career on Takeover Radio, the UK’s first children’s radio station. He also ran SuperSonicFM, the radio of his former school, which was a finalist in the School Radio Awards.

Daniel currently presents The Student Breakfast, a late breakfast show for students on THIS Radio. His other interviews have included Danielle Hope, winner of BBC’s Somewhere over the Rainbow, and X-Factor finalist Lloyd Daniels.

Daniel said: “Liverpool Hope’s radio station recently underwent a successful rebrand to become THIS Radio, which stands for The Hope Institute of Sound. We have attracted more than 60 new members who are interested in presenting and producing, and learning the practical skills needed for broadcast. We hope that by increasing the number of high-profile interviews we will attract more listeners and enhance the quality of programming even further.”

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Daniel’s interview with Jess Glynne is available on the THIS Radio website at 

Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope 

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