I made it through the open auditions and the names of the 42 who were to progress onto the next stage were announced on Sean Goldsmith’s Breakfast show. My name was read out and I was over the moon!
The next stage was to go to Viking FM’s HQ in Hull and have a tour of the building including the office and the studios. I was in a group of 9 and Daytime’s Pete Egerton showed us around and was really nice and welcoming, as was everybody else!
I loved the tour and it immediately felt like home and somewhere in which I would love to work. Steve Jordan was on air at the time so we invaded his studio and watched him do his travel bulletin and the link into the next track.
Just 9 of us out of the 42 who made it through to this stage!
The main part of the trip to Viking was to have a chat with John Harding, the big boss at the station, who would decide whether we would progress through to the Viking FM Presenter Academy. One by one the other 8 people left for their chats with John and then I was left alone in the meeting room with only my thoughts and nerves for company. Eventually it was my turn and went into Studio 3 and sat down and chatted to John and Ant Arthur.
I believe the chat went okay and i think by being myself they will understand what kind of a person I am and what I could bring to the station. We shared a few jokes and the conversation flowed so I’m optimistic about my chances.
The next stage will see only 18 people make it through and those people will find out by listening to the Breakfast show with Sean on Wednesday.
Wish me luck!