Magic AM starts networking at breakfast
Magic 1170 breakfast presenter Alan Ross is leaving the station, making way for a new networked breakfast show from Magic 1152 in Newcastle.
Alan hosts the breakfast show in Teesside on the Bauer Media station but will leave at the beginning of March. Anna Foster, Magic 1152’s current breakfast show will be syndicated from Newcastle starting March 4th.
Alan has been with the station for 14 years and will take early retirement.
On his profile page he says: “It’s a show exclusively for County Durham, Teesside, and North Yorkshire – for Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool, Richmond, Middlesbrough, Crook, Northallerton & Bishop Auckland – and designed for everyone who lives and works in the Magic 1170 area – just like we do.”
Bauer North East managing director, Cath Ellington said: “Over the years Alan has continually astounded us with incredible audience figures, with average hours at one point of 14. Over the last six and a half years he has built up a huge following with his Breakfast show on Magic. He has been passionate about the Magic brand and a brilliant ambassador both on and off air.
“In addition to his presenting role, he has always taken an active interest in our Cash for Kids charity and given his time to help us raise money for local sick and underprivileged children in the area.
“I want to say a massive thank you to Alan, he will be missed by his colleagues and listeners and we wish him well for the future. He will take with him our huge respect and fond memories.
“We are determined to continue to offer our engaged Magic listeners unrivalled local programming specific to the North East, whilst at the same time remaining fiercely competitive in the market place. Our offering to advertisers across the region will remain unchanged, so businesses targeting audiences specifically in the North or the South of the region can continue to do so.”
All eight Magic AM stations in Humberside, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, South Yorkshire, Teesside and Tyne & Wear can share local content and have no requirement for local news after an Ofcom ruling two weeks ago.