07. 05. 2014 15:16
Gavin Shoebridgejoined Radio Slovakia International in 2011, after moving to Slovakia with his wife. He covers technology, science, research, and ecological issues affecting Slovakia. He also looks after most of the fan mail and sending souvenirs to our many listeners. As a child he often took his toys apart to see how they worked, although as you might imagine he didn't have much luck putting them back together again. Gavin has a strong interest in the development of electric vehicles and renewable energy, having converted his car to run on electricity in New Zealand.
Being a more or less stable part of the RSI English team since 2009, Zuzana still found the time to acquire a university degree in Sociology and Media. Therefore she feels at home in covering social and cultural issues, as well as various Slovak travelling destinations, festivals and occasional sport. She is also known to be the section's biggest expert on the traditional Slovak folk culture. Be it folk instruments, music, dance or handicrafts - Zuzana knows (and loves) them all, and she is very eager to spread this fascination around.
Covering business, politics, EU affairs and sport for RSI, widely known as the tennis fanatic in the office. Covering the final of the Davis Cup in 2005 between Slovakia and Croatia was one of the most exciting moments of her career; furthermore holding a secret dream to interview Stefan Edberg one day (having already interviewed all the great contemporary Slovak tennis players). Her favourite interviewee ever was a 10 year old Roma pupil from Jarovnice, Eastern Slovakia, who apart from being a very talented painter was also an excellent guide through the Roma settlement.
Martina used to work in the English section from 2000 to 2006. Even back then, she went all cultural. Exhibitions, concerts, books, films, theatre performances, artists, singers, writers from all over Slovakia can be found in the Thursday show. Martina understands poetry and started competing in reading it as soon as she turned 5. She can sing and, oh, yeah, she can also draw a bit too. It's safe to say she hunts for the beauty in any performance. She's happy to be back once again doing the work she loves!
Mojmír has been a part of our team since 2015. He covers sport, social affairs, tourism and education. Apart from working in RSI, he also is an actor working on projects in theatre, on the internet and TV as well as films. Having played ice hockey for 10 years, Mojmír likes sports too.
Inka is the youngest RSI team member, joining in February 2018. Even though she studied translation and interpreting, she has always admired theatre and radio work. She is our part-timer, covering social topics, education, tourism, and from time to time, popping in to theatre and concert halls. She also works as an English teacher enjoying sharing language and also inspiration with her students.