Lindsay Weston

Presenter

Lindsay was born and brought up in Manchester and got her first taste of broadcasting while immersed in the world of football at Old Trafford with Manchester United Radio. Her broadcast assistant role involved making endless cups of tea for anyone who came into the studio from the Old Trafford Head Groundsman to Sir Richard Branson, along with answering the phone and sending out competition prizes. A highlight of that time was when the radio station was asked to broadcast throughout the Euro 96 competition giving travel news and ticket information as well as pre and post-match interviews. At the same time, she took on a voluntary job as a presenter at Radio Wishing Well at Trafford General Hospital playing dedications for patients.

She was bitten by the broadcasting bug and went to Sheffield Hallam University’s Northern Media School to gain a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism so she could take her career further. After that, Lindsay found work in BBC local radio newsrooms in Manchester, Stoke and Sheffield as a reporter, producer and bulletin reader. The six years spent with the BBC saw her cover the Staffordshire Regiment’s UN Peacekeeping Tour of Duty in Cyprus, reported on how Chatsworth House in Derbyshire survived the foot and mouth crisis in 2001, and she produced an award-winning year-long fundraising campaign on Radio Sheffield to build a children’s hospice in South Yorkshire.

Lindsay took a 13 year-long career break to start a family during which, her family relocated to Gibraltar in 2009 with her husband’s job. Since she arrived on the Rock, she’s held a number of voluntary positions including founding and running Trinity Toddlers for 6 years along with a couple of friends who moved to Gib at the same time, acting as Press Officer for the Vine Trust Gibraltar which sent a medical ship to Lake Victoria in Tanzania in 2014, and as a contributor to the online parenting magazine ‘Mum on the Rock’. As Lindsay’s three children got older, she felt the time had come to return to work part-time and became a Newswatch presenter on GBC TV in April 2017 and then joined Radio Gibraltar as a weekend breakfast presenter six months later.

Speaking of her role on Radio Gibraltar, she says “Presenting rather than reporting has taken me well and truly out of my comfort zone but thankfully, both my colleagues and Radio Gibraltar’s listeners have been very supportive. It’s wonderful to be back involved in broadcasting again and I’m really grateful for this opportunity”.