DJ Chris Plant is heading to America in an effort to make his dream come true.
Chris, 23, a former resident DJ at Fuel and various other nightclubs, has a quite
He worked for Sunshine Radio in Ibiza, has commentated on live football matches in Chicago
and was Agent X on Foxy & Tom's Viking FM breakfast show.
However, after trying to crack the market in this country he feels that his chances
will be better across the Atlantic.
He said: 'Dare I say this but I think that the Americans are more likely to give people like me a break.
I've tried and tried here and have got so far. Working at Viking, for instance, was an amazing
opportunity and I thank them for that opportunity.'
Now, Chris has set up a meeting with broadcasting giant CBS, which will involve him
heading first to Miami, and then to Las Vegas.
He said: 'They've heard my show reel and were really impressed. I've also had a lot of
conversations with them over the telephone and via email.'
Chris also plans to meet with other radio station executives in an effort to get his big break.
'I've got a lot of other meetings set up too. I'm feeling confident and I'm hoping that
someone will look at an English lad like me and give him a go.
I love America a lot and I see a lot of opportunity out there.'
Chris added that he is giving it all he's got to emulate his radio heroes.
He said: I look up to people like John Peel, who's been an enormous influence on what I do.
Then there's Chris Moyles and Steve Wright.
Those three are at the absolute top of this game and I'd love to do what they have done.
'I don't play one particular style of music and that way I can turn my hand to
absolutely anything that's required of me. All I know is that I don't want to fail.'
An earlier trip to California saw Chris hanging out with Quentin Tarantino,
Jack Black, Johnny Knoxville, the cast of Jackass and Dawsons Creek as he worked
his way around Hollywood trying to crack the entertainment world.
Chris heads off to America for three months on February 19.
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