i105-107 launches talent search

i105-107, a new upcoming youth radio station for the north-east and midlands, is now seeking presenters, newsreaders, sports reporters and production gurus. The station, from the Wilton Radio group which has also just launched to the north-west, will broadcast to Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

In a bid to find the country’s next generation of broadcasters, i105-107 is conducting a talent search in six locations across the region starting next week. Auditions will be held in Athlone, Kildare, Dundalk, Cavan and Meath and registration details can only be found by logging onto their website iwanttobeontheradio.ie. Those successful at the audition stage will be invited to participate in a workshop where they will have the opportunity to learn more about radio and develop their talent.

Speaking about the i105-107 talent search Dan Healy, CEO of Wilton Radio, commented: “The talent search is a great opportunity for us to tap into the talent that we know is in the north-east and midlands. Tommy Tieran and Hector O‚hEochagain, who present a show on sister station i102-104, are Navan men and we want to find the next generation of broadcasters. Our talent search in the north-west for i102-104 was a huge success and 10 of the 32 staff at the station were recruited through the talent search. We believe that the north-east and midlands is full of creative communicators, music buffs and motormouths. These are the radio stars of the future and we want them to be a part of i105-107.”

Ollie Brady, Programme Director of i105-107, said: “We will be clocking up the miles as we travel around the region looking for Ireland’s hottest new radio talent. We hope that those we meet will be as geared up as we are about creating a truly entertaining, interactive and youth orientated station for the North East and Midlands.”

Based in Athlone, the station will employ 32 people in on-air, production and administrative roles. i105-107 will provide a fully interactive schedule for its target 15-34 year old target audience, encouraging them to become involved in music output, on-air discussion and to shape the sound of the station.