Morykin in the morning: New Tower FM presenter Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show

The Bolton News: Morykin in the morning: New Tower FM presenter Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show Morykin in the morning: New Tower FM presenter Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show

TOWER FM’s new presenter Simon Morykin is looking forward to being back on home turf as he prepared to take over the breakfast show this morning.

Harwood-born Simon, who lives in Tonge Moor, will be on air weekdays from 6am at the Bolton and Bury station launching his new ‘Morykin in the Morning’ show.

He has moved to Tower from sister station Signal 1 in Stoke, which broadcasts across Cheshire and Staffordshire, presenting Total Access.

He takes over from long-standing duo Jon and Vix — who left last week without any announcement, leaving listeners baffled at their sudden departure.

It prompted many of their fans to post messages of shock and disappointment on the station’s Facebook page.

Simon said: “I know some listeners won’t like the change to start with — that is natural.

“Look at what happened when Terry Wogan left Radio 2 and everyone was in uproar.
Then Chris Evans went and overtook him in the listening figures.

“People get used to the change over time, and hopefully Bolton and Bury listeners will with me. I know Jon and Vix well and know that they will do brilliantly with whatever they do in the future.”

Simon added: “After six years working the night shift and driving to and from Stoke, it’s going to be a bit of a shock to the system to be getting up at 4am in time for the breakfast show, but I can’t wait.

“Breakfast is where you want to be as a radio presenter, and to do it in your home town talking about your memories and experiences with other locals, it can’t get much better than that.”

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11:14am Mon 3 Mar 14

Donkey Stone says...

Listened to him, don't like what I heard, hello Key 103.
Listened to him, don't like what I heard, hello Key 103. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 3

12:51pm Mon 3 Mar 14

bernie boy says...

". . .Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show.". Dream Job? At least he's ambitious. Next stop Bolton FM.
". . .Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show.". Dream Job? At least he's ambitious. Next stop Bolton FM. bernie boy
  • Score: 11

2:06pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Reality50 says...

Tower FM is Wigan based and should be stripped of its licence. Apart from its good Wanderers match commentaries,it is rubbish these days. Tower was good in its early years but it was Halliwell not Wigan based then.
Tower FM is Wigan based and should be stripped of its licence. Apart from its good Wanderers match commentaries,it is rubbish these days. Tower was good in its early years but it was Halliwell not Wigan based then. Reality50
  • Score: 5

3:29pm Mon 3 Mar 14

The Righteous One says...

bernie boy wrote:
". . .Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show.". Dream Job? At least he's ambitious. Next stop Bolton FM.
Ambitious?

He has not changed company as he is still employed by UTV (UTV own both Signal Radio and Tower FM) and he has actually took a step back as his programme is NOT networked (unlike Signal's Total Access) it is only for Tower FM!
[quote][p][bold]bernie boy[/bold] wrote: ". . .Simon Morykin's delight at dream job breakfast show.". Dream Job? At least he's ambitious. Next stop Bolton FM.[/p][/quote]Ambitious? He has not changed company as he is still employed by UTV (UTV own both Signal Radio and Tower FM) and he has actually took a step back as his programme is NOT networked (unlike Signal's Total Access) it is only for Tower FM! The Righteous One
  • Score: -2

3:32pm Mon 3 Mar 14

The Righteous One says...

Reality50 wrote:
Tower FM is Wigan based and should be stripped of its licence. Apart from its good Wanderers match commentaries,it is rubbish these days. Tower was good in its early years but it was Halliwell not Wigan based then.
Why should it be stripped of its licence?

The licence does not state as to where it should broadcast from only that teh content be appropriate for teh listeners the radio station is aimed at!

Lets not froget Piaccdilly Gold/Magic is not based in Piaccdilly. There are many regional radio stations that are not based in the town/city they broadcast to - it is not uncommon!
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Tower FM is Wigan based and should be stripped of its licence. Apart from its good Wanderers match commentaries,it is rubbish these days. Tower was good in its early years but it was Halliwell not Wigan based then.[/p][/quote]Why should it be stripped of its licence? The licence does not state as to where it should broadcast from only that teh content be appropriate for teh listeners the radio station is aimed at! Lets not froget Piaccdilly Gold/Magic is not based in Piaccdilly. There are many regional radio stations that are not based in the town/city they broadcast to - it is not uncommon! The Righteous One
  • Score: -4

3:56pm Mon 3 Mar 14

mbbsspmg says...

Happy to hear him - nope - don't receive Tower FM any more. Got flushed down the toilet last week.

https://www.facebook
.com/groups/50837879
5949822/

Goodbye.
Happy to hear him - nope - don't receive Tower FM any more. Got flushed down the toilet last week. https://www.facebook .com/groups/50837879 5949822/ Goodbye. mbbsspmg
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Mon 3 Mar 14

BWFC71 says...

What I don't like are people adding me to a facebook campaign, from which I cannot "de-like" from it.

I have never listened to Tower FM and never will.

I prefer Radio 4, 4-extra, 5 and 5sport live!
What I don't like are people adding me to a facebook campaign, from which I cannot "de-like" from it. I have never listened to Tower FM and never will. I prefer Radio 4, 4-extra, 5 and 5sport live! BWFC71
  • Score: -3

9:02pm Mon 3 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

In the UK today, just about all commercial radio is a heap of 5h1te. Tower FM has always been a poxy amateurish sounding station. I'd prefer to listen my next door neighbour 'sing' in the bath whilst his Mrs is throttling him dateless at the same time.
In the UK today, just about all commercial radio is a heap of 5h1te. Tower FM has always been a poxy amateurish sounding station. I'd prefer to listen my next door neighbour 'sing' in the bath whilst his Mrs is throttling him dateless at the same time. wsw69
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Fri 7 Mar 14

SomertonRoadLad says...

“Look at what happened when Terry Wogan left Radio 2 and everyone was in uproar. Then Chris Evans went and overtook him in the listening figures....."

Hahahaha!! Love the comparison.... It's not exactly Radio 2 is it Simon???
“Look at what happened when Terry Wogan left Radio 2 and everyone was in uproar. Then Chris Evans went and overtook him in the listening figures....." Hahahaha!! Love the comparison.... It's not exactly Radio 2 is it Simon??? SomertonRoadLad
  • Score: 0

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