Real XS in search for breakfast co-host
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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.

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  1. 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?

    1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?


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