Become a radio presenter!

Hattie / 21st Mar, 2017 / Competitions

The News Academy is proud to announce its first partnership with the Wireless Group, by launching the Wireless Academy.

The Wireless Academy will use the great talent across talkSPORT, talkSPORT2, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio to nurture the next big hit shows and the UK’s most promising young presenters and producers.

The nationwide competition is open for submissions to those aged between 18-to-25-years old. The winners will join the big names and experts from across The Wireless Group at their studios in London, where they will work with producers to build their winning show ideas. 

Wireless Group CEO, Scott Taunton, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for budding presenters and producers, working alongside our award-winning talent and shows. I’m proud to launch what will be the first of many partnerships between Wireless and the News Academy.”

Finished shows will be pitched to a panel of top presenters including Edith Bowman, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Jim White, Jamie East and Paul Ross – who will offer their professional opinion of the work produced. 


Applicants have until Sunday 4th June to submit their ideas, and winners will spend the day at the Wireless London studios on Thursday 6th July.

Click here to watch the advert for the Wireless Academy, featuring Jamie East, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mark Saggers and Tim Cocker. Available to download from the wetransfer link in notes below.

About the Wireless Academy

  • Launched in partnership between The News Academy and The Wireless Group
  • Open to applicants between the ages of 18 – 25
  • Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 4th June
  • Finalist will spend the day at London studios on Thursday, 6th July
  • Download the advert here: https://we.tl/I0hQrvSSK9
  • academy.news.co.uk / @the_newsacademy / #WirelessAcademy

About the News Academy
Launched February 2014, the Academy’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism and inspire the next generation to work in the industry.
Applications are currently being taken for this year’s free week-long digital summer school.

About News UK
News UK is home to some of the biggest and most popular British newspapers. The Times and The Sunday Times are the world’s best-known quality newspapers, and The Sun remains the most read British print newspaper with more than 3.9m million readers each day. It also boasts almost 70 million total monthly unique browsers.

While our papers have individual identities that reflect their different heritage, all look to break the most important stories, inform our readers, champion them and the causes closest to their hearts, and help them make sense of the modern world.

Our titles have a weekly print reach of approximately 7.5 million readers and represent around 34.2% of UK circulation of national dailies. News UK also publishes the Times Literary Supplement, a leading international forum for literary culture, with an average weekly sales of over 32,000 copies.

Employing more than 5,000 in operations spanning journalism, printing, distribution and back-office support across the UK, the direct and indirect contributions made by News UK businesses to UK GDP are considerable.


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