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Sam Walker leaves Key 103 for Real NW

Key 103 afternoon presenter Sam Walker is moving across Manchester to join the new breakfast show line-up on rival station Real Radio North West.

She’ll become part of Two Girls And A Guy from 2nd April, but will continue her weekly Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 5 live.

Sam will team up with Lorna Bancroft and Oli Kemp on Real Radio, who only started their new breakfast show last week and took over from Ditchy and Salty.

Sam said: “So often female presenters at breakfast time are consigned to supporting roles so it’s fantastic that Real Radio are creating a team where women are placed front and centre. The team at Real are fantastic and I can’t wait to join in the fun at breakfast with Lorna and Oli.”

Mark Matthews, Real Radio Brand Programme Director, added: “Sam joining Real is a great finishing touch to what will be one of the most original breakfast shows on UK radio. Her wealth of experience will make Real Radio Breakfast ‘The’ must listen show for families across the North West.”

Sam has been doing Key 103’s afternoon show since January 2010 having moved from the station’s late show. She has also presented for Xfm in Manchester as well as doing regular work for BBC Radio Manchester. She joined 5 live last summer as co-host of the topical news and current affairs discussion programme ‘Double Take’ which she now co-presents with Anita Anand. Sam also is joint founder of the radio training and representation firm What Goes On Media.

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