Emma's name is often confused with Emma Bunton
(ex-Spice Girl) and Emma B (fashion model).
in 1970, Emma B's real surname is Battersby. She became known as Emma B
when she worked for creation records (her maiden name was Boughton) to
avoid confusion since there were two Emmas working in the same office!
Emma's first experience with radio was aged 7 as part
of a drama on Radio Oxford. She took part in student radio
followed by Radio Caroline (at Bristol dock) before working for media
magazines including Kerrang and then record publishers.
She also presented a daily children's show along with Timmy Mallet at
Radio Oxford, where she was called Susan Zinc!
sent a demo tape to Mark Goodier who coached her and Emma started with Radio 1 in April 1998 to
present the early Saturday Morning Show followed by the Saturday lunchtime
slot which she co-presented with Sarah Cox.
Sunday Surgery with Dr. Mark Hamilton from April 2000 when she
took over from Sarah Cox. Sunday Surgery has dealt with social and
health problems including drugs, poverty and crime. She has presented
various youth programmes on British television
including The Base on ITV.
Move to Heart
From August 2005 Emma co-hosted the Breakfast Show along
Theakston on London's Heart 106.2FM