October 2, 2014

Real XS in search for breakfast co-host

Real Radio XS is auditioning for a co-host for 106.1 Breakfast presenter, Mike Sweeney with the station inviting listeners to apply.

realradioxsThe station is trying out new voices, with the successful hopeful gaining a role working alongside Sweens every morning on Real XS Breakfast. They’ve been asking listeners if they fancy spending their mornings “playing some great rock n roll, making some brews and keeping an old man on track”.

The position arose after breakfast producer Rachel Houghton left along with a number of others to join TeamRock Radio, now testing on Digital One.

Real XS’ Mark Matthews told RadioToday: “We’ve had a massive response to this. Over 500 people applied via our website, so we’ve had to close it down early. Oodles of radio experience isn’t a pre-requisite, just a love and passion for Real XS.

“There’s a real bonafide job in this for the right candidate and we’re confident we’ll find the right person to handle Mr Sweeney of a morning!”

The first week of on-air auditions included Sooty, a lab technician from Bury and Sophie a student at Salford University.

Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 9:39 am by .

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  • http://twitter.com/declaa Declan McGrath

    There is no point looking for staff. The station is for sale.! May 22nd hurry up. :)

  • Mr X

    Isn’t this station closing down?

    • Radio Geordie

      No – It’s supposed to be up for sale except that nobody’s made a bid for it yet.

  • Frank Rizzo

    You couldn’t make it up could you? “Oodles of radio experience isn’t a pre-requisite”. I’m no Doctor or Pilot – does that mean I can start taking out livers and taking the controls of a jumbo?

    • Mr Cherwellsound

      No – they’re highly skilled jobs on which lives depend. I would, however, let you take control of a brush and sweep the streets with no previous experience, if that makes you feel any better

  • Darth Fader

    Come on, Radio isn’t that difficult to do. Announce some songs, play some ads and say the station name in every link.

    • Smitty

      Apparently you don’t listen to Mike Sweeney’s show every morning…

  • Radio Geordie

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to wait and see who the new owner is going to be first?

    Or does he know something that’s being kept under wraps?