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Talent before gender, says DJ Alison

Broadcaster Alison Curtis has revealed she thinks talent should come before gender when it comes to radio presenters.

While the Canadian-born Today FM star is all for having more women on-air, she doesn't believe that they should be given presenting gigs just for the sake of gender equality.

"I don't think you should put somebody on based on their gender, we need to divide talent equally, but put the best on the air," she said. "I don't think you should just put a woman on air because she's a woman."

Speaking to Woman's Way, the weekend show presenter added that she's happy there are more women working in her station than when she started working there in 1999.

"Today FM has changed so much since I started. I was the only female host so to speak, so it's totally changed," she said.