Who:  Simon B. , Presenter
What: Afternoons, Music on Demand
When: Weekdays and Fridays (1pm - 4pm)

Simon's story:

Simon B fell in love with broadcasting when he was just six years old. However, then he really thought there were little men living inside his grandmother’s radio. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Simon knew his calling would be in showbiz and studied both drama and dancing. Ambivalent about his career direction, (decisions…decisions) Simon came to Dubai in 2000 and worked in both television and radio. You might recognize him from Ajman Television, ARY Digital and Zee Arabiya. Although a toss up between ‘in front the camera or in front of the mic’, Simon B’s love of music has for the moment won, as he favours a deep appreciation for progressive techno rhythms.

Where can you hear him:

Take five with Simon B in the afternoons. No matter where you are, this show is yours…100% listener control. You choose the songs, you introduce them. It’s the UAE’s most interactive and listener-dedicated show ever.
Music on Demand:
Everyone has a favorite song – and sometimes you just need to hear it “right now”. Music on Demand serves up the UAE’s requests, no strings attached. Simon B trawl the SMS line for the best requests, plus we chat to the people who have requested them to find out what people are up to on their weekend.
Fun facts:

What does music mean to you?
Music means memories to me, where you were, when you fell in love. Music is the rhythm that ignites different parts of your soul from love to hate and all other emotions, music is with you for life. Just a simple song can take you back better than a photograph and with more meaning!

Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a reasonably good writer and my mom says I have a lovely singing voice. “I disagree.” I also have great co-ordination and can handle a sports car very well!

If you had to choose a movie title for your life story, what would it be?
"To B or not to B. " A B-grade movie.

If you could have any super-power, what would it be?
To be able to fly! Followed by teleportation.

What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
The mobile phone, how the heck did we live without them?

You can email SimonB at  simonb@myradio1.ae