Jenny Huston

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Jenny Huston
Born (1973-08-24) 24 August 1973 (age 41)
Vancouver, Canada
Station(s) RTÉ 2fm
Time slot Monday to Thursday 9-11pm
Station(s) RTÉ 2fm
Style Disc jockey
Country Ireland
Previous show(s) The Girrly Hour, The Snug, The Waiting Room, The Annex
Website Official site
Not to be confused with Anjelica Huston or Jennifer Hudson.

Jenny Huston (born 24 August 1973) is a Canadian presenter of radio and television in Ireland. She was disc jockey on RTÉ 2fm, an occasional presenter on RTÉ Radio 1 and a television presenter with channels operated by Raidió Teilifís Éireann.;[1][2] Huston presents an indie rock and pop music show[1] on Friday nights and a rock anthems show[3] which is broadcast on Sunday nights. A highlight of her television career was co-hosting RTÉ's Electric Picnic coverage with Tom Dunne in 2006.[4]

In July 2006, Huston fronted RTÉ 2fm's coverage of Oxegen that summer.[5] She has broadcast for RTÉ 2fm at Oxegen 2007, Oxegen 2008 and Oxegen 2009, as well as continuing her coverage of the Electric Picnic for the radio station. She is regularly dispatched to musical events such as Electric Picnic,[6] Oxegen[7] and South by Southwest[8] for live broadcasting purposes.

In 2011 she gained listeners in the JNLRs.[9]

Career[edit]

Books[edit]

Huston's book In Bloom—Irish Bands Now was released on 27 November 2009.[10] The book features interviews with fifteen contemporary musical acts.[10][11] Several of the bands featured in the book accompanied her to the book's launch at Wicklow Street's Tower Records.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Huston's family live in Canada and Ireland; her mother in Kilkenny, a brother and sister in Canada.[13] On her official website, Jenny lists the PJ Harvey album To Bring You My Love or Pixies album Surfer Rosa as "probably" her favourite album of all time, and Beastie Boys, Ministry and Radiohead as—so far—the best gigs she has ever been to. She is also well known for revealing details of her personal life on air. Jenny revealed her shoe size is UK ladies size 7, having been asked by an inquisitive listener.[14]

She is a close friend of rival Canadian disc jockey Alison Curtis from Today FM. Huston showed Curtis a picture of Future Kings of Spain and said, "I think you'd like him [bassist, Anthony Hegarty]", with Curtis replying, "Oh I don't think so. He's kinda pretty".[15] Curtis met him later that night, then deciding: "Actually I do [like him]. I'll have a piece of that [Hegarty] please".[15] This piece turned into a 2007 marriage after a long-term relationship.[15]

Awards[edit]

Huston received Best DJ nominations at both the 2005 and 2006 Meteor Awards[16][17] but lost out on both occasions to Ray D'Arcy from Today FM.

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Jenny Huston Best DJ at the Meteor Awards Nominated
2006 Jenny Huston Best DJ at the Meteor Awards Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jenny Huston on RTE 2FM". 
  2. ^ "RTE 2FM Presenters". 
  3. ^ "The Annex". RTÉ. 
  4. ^ "RTÉ Two to broadcast Electric Picnic". RTÉ. 25 August 2006. Retrieved 12 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "oxegen.ie". oxegen.ie. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "RTÉ announces Picnic broadcast schedule". Hot Press. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "RTÉ 2fm's Oxegen site goes live". RTÉ Guide. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2008. 
  8. ^ "Jenny Huston goes to SXSW". Hot Press. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Morning Ireland tops JNLRs once again". RTÉ. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Jenny Huston to release new book – In Bloom – Irish Bands Now". Hot Press. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  11. ^ Andrews, Kernan (23 December 2009). "Jenny Huston on why Irish rock is in Bloom". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Bell X1, The Blizzards, Republic of Loose to join Jenny Huston at signing". Hot Press. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  13. ^ GRS, Wednesday 20 August 2008
  14. ^ The Annex, 16 June 2007
  15. ^ a b c "Show time". The Irish Times. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  16. ^ "Meteor Music Awards nominations announced". RTÉ. 11 January 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  17. ^ "RTÉ 2fm trio make Meteor shortlist". RTÉ. 24 November 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 

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