The award winning Dubai Today, easing you through the morning, bringing you compelling real life stories and inspiring ideas on achieving the perfect work life balance. Get your daily music fix just after 11am, take a breath and feel inspired by the Mid-Morning Music Moment – creating a playlist to your life.
Sundays – Parenting Today
In the first hour, we offer a mix of perspectives, experts and stories including your monthly financial consultation with Keren Bobker, Senior Partner with Holborn Assets. She offers her experience and guidance on how to manage your personal finances.
In the second hour, it’s The Animal House, sponsored by Royal Canin. Every Monday at 12pm talking pet and animal news on the animal clinic with resident vet from DKC Veterinary Clinic Dr Lucinda Nattrass and Todd Carson of Dubai Kennels and Cattery, addressing your questions and concerns on pet health, nutrition, behaviour, boarding and relocation.
Tuesdays – Eye on Health
Make an appointment with the city’s leading experts in health, fitness and wellbeing including doctors and patients alike, who clarify the facts, unmask the myths and offer sound advice with your health. Regular contributors include Naturopathic Physician Dr Heather Eade from Intelligent Health, Keith Littlewood from Balanced Body Mind and Dr Amer from the Dental Spa
Wednesday – On The Couch
Tune in for your weekly dose of therapy with On the Couch, when we are joined by Dr Thoraiya Kanafani, Clinical Psychologist, or esteemed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Dr Raymond Hamden from the Human Relations Institute and Clinics. The show addresses your concerns on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting and child behavior with a regular special feature, ‘Press Like’, which brings students from the UAE into studio to share their insight into the ever changing interface of technology.
Thursday – The Thursday Brunch
It’s all about food news, ingredients and recipes with The Thursday Brunch bringing together the movers and shakers of the culinary community, serving at the table food news, debates, recipe ideas and laughter. The Thursday Brunch has a regular panel of food experts, alongside highly acclaimed award winning chefs and authors who have featured on the show including Gordon Ramsay, Giorgio Locatelli, Greg Malouf, John Tarode, Ed Bains, Nathan Outlaw, Ken Hom, Wolfgang Puck, Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes, Tom Aikens, Jason Atherton, Silvena Rowe, Gizzie Erskine, Atul Kochur and Reza Mohammad.
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Jo McKibben – Producer
Jo grew up in the UK and as a teenager her family moved to Madrid where she lived for 10 years. She returned to the UK to study at the University of London and Central School of Speech and Drama.
After graduating, Jo did some globe trotting before returning to London where she started her career in television production. Spanning twelve years, she worked in Post Production, Children’s Television and Documentaries, with Channel Management for the launch of BBC Three and as an Entertainment News Producer for BBC News in London. Career highlights include filming David Beckham in Madrid, broadcasting live from the Ibiza and spending a lot of time on the red carpets of London learning that celebrities are a lot shorter in real life.
Jo took a career break to support her family and has lived in the region for a decade. She has been working with Dubai Eye 103.8 and the Arabian Radio Network for the past three years as Senior Producer for Dubai Today with Suzanne Radford.
Away from the radio station Jo is best described as a bookworm, a keen homemaker, in the kitchen and garden, all the while recording her achievements to show off about them on social media. More importantly, she is a keen swimmer and recently completed the 1.6km swim around the Burj Al Arab with the medal taking pride of place at thome! Bearing in mind she is often beaten, but never defeated, in swimming races with her 13 year old son and at netball with her 11 year old daughter and at Monopoly by her 7 year old son.
Email Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org.