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Your Big Chance to become Manchester’s newest radio DJ


Your Big Chance to become Manchester’s newest radio DJ

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Key 103, in partnership with the University of Salford, are giving one listener the chance to become the host of a brand new Friday night show. 

‘Your Big Chance’ officially launched on Wednesday 23rd September at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus and over six weeks will seek out the best new radio talent from across the North West.  Key 103 listeners will be able to submit videos explaining why they should be the next Key 103 host from Monday 28th of September to Sunday 11th October.  Anyone who is over 18 and is from the North West is eligible to apply.

In mid-October a group of hopefuls will be invited to visit the Key 103 studios to audition and record their own demo shows, which will be available on the Key 103 website. Listeners will be able to check out all the entries and support their favourite on the site and on social media. 

Our group of expert judges, drawn from across the world of media, will then make the final decision on who will get their big chance to become Manchester’s newest radio host.  The winner’s first live show will be broadcast on Friday 30th October.

The ‘Your Big Chance’ judging panel includes Key 103, Radio City and Rock FM DJ Michael Blades who landed his dream job after winning a similar competition.

Speaking after the launch of Your Big Chance Michael said; “Your Big Chance is such a fab opportunity to not only get your foot in the door of an extremely competitive industry, but to immediately land you on-air on some of the UK's most prestigious radio stations. My big break into radio came from winning a similar competition where the prize was one on-air show. Over 5 years on and I'm very lucky to still be presenting and I love it. This really is Your Big Chance! Good luck.

The University of Salford’s Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment, John McCarthy added: “I am delighted that the University of Salford has been able to team up with Bauer to find the North West’s newest DJ. The University of Salford is number one in the North West for students looking to study Film, TV and Radio so this is a natural partnership for us. As a University we recognise the importance of real world opportunities and working in partnership with Bauer, a global media company, to provide a new voice to stations Key 103, Radio City and Rock FM is really exciting.”