Ruth Scott, the Accidental DJ

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Ahead of Monday’s IMAGE Networking Breakfast, Ruth Scott talks about her career, her influences and shares her ultimate Christmas song…

What was your path to radio?
My path was almost accidental & yet in hindsight, quite driven.

Who are your radio influencers?
Tony Fenton was like a god on the radio when I was a teenager. He was incredible kind & helpful when I started working in radio too.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was never very good at long-term thinking but toyed with the idea of either law or journalism. (What was I thinking???!!!)

What do you love/ what buzz do you get from radio?
There is nothing on earth that gives you that electric feeling of being in front of a live mic. You are on & you can’t stop & re-record. It gives me immense pleasure being on air. It lifts my mood so that even if I’m feeling like rubbish, I fake the good mood for the show & ultimately, leave the building feeling better.

What’s your favourite memory from your career so far?
Broadcasting from a sewer, working backstage at the MTV EMAs for years, getting the best picture on the night Tom Cruise came to Dublin & oddly, the day I broadcast from a glorified horse box

What is your favourite Christmas song?
I adore Mariah Carey “All I want for Christmas” and never tire of it. 20 years old this week – eeek! When I see that song performed in the film “Love Actually” I get a bit weepy. Like I say, I never tire of it!

Ruth will speak at the next IMAGE Networking Breakfast in the Marker Hotel on Monday, December 8. Tickets are just €45 and can be purchased here.For more information on the event, email,call 01 271 9616 or click here.

When: 7:30am – 10am, Monday, December 8

Where: The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

Tickets: €45 each

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Christmas treats for all at the Networking Breakfast!

We have a special gift from Molton Brown, thanks to Arnotts for each attendee, along with a voucher for a breakfast blowdry at Dylan Bradshaw’s stunning South William Street salon. Plus No 7 seasonal beauty booty and a few other little surprises to get the festive season going. What’s more, one smart Twitter winner will get an overnight stay for 2 with dinner at Longueville House in Mallow, Co Cork thanks to Ireland’s Blue Book. And as a special Christmas bonus, three lucky folk will get annual membership to the Airport Club, allowing unlimited use of the Fast Track for the whole of 2015. Nice.

In partnership with Arnotts, KBC and  No. 7.


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Ruth Scott, the Accidental DJ

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