New Tower FM presenter leaving station after just two months for new job at Hallam FM in Sheffield

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TOWER FM presenter Simon Morykin is reportedly leaving the station after less than two months to take on the mid-morning slot on Sheffield station Hallam FM.

Radio news website Radio Today tweeted about his departure, saying: “Moves: Well he didn't stay long! Simon Morykin moves to Hallam.”

Another post on the Radio Today website, also dated April 15, said: “New Tower FM breakfast presenter Simon Morykin is moving to Hallam FM to host mid-mornings.”

The 30-year-old presenter, who lives in Tonge Moor, began his Morykin in the Morning breakfast show on March 3 when he took over from long-standing duo Jon and Vix, saying it was his “dream job”.

Since taking over the flagship slot on the UTV station, Simon has built up a solid Twitter following, including singer Olly Murs and celebrity twins Jedward.

So far, no reason has been given for the shock departure, which mirrors what happened when Jon and Vix were axed in February.

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

Both Simon and UTV were unavailable to comment.

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12:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

rnorris says...

Shouldn't have got rid of Jon and Vix..........Poor management.........N
ever listened to Tower since they left and I know a lot of other people who have done the same.........
Shouldn't have got rid of Jon and Vix..........Poor management.........N ever listened to Tower since they left and I know a lot of other people who have done the same......... rnorris
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1:35pm Wed 23 Apr 14

mbbsspmg says...

Wonder what the bosses at Tower FM are feeling now?

Maybe they should join him and leave. They have wrecked a presenters life for what?????

Now listen to Key 103 and will never ever tune into Tower again - although I follow Vix and Jon on Facebook.

Tower FM and UTV - you are a joke and a laughing stock in Bolton and Bury. Go figure.
Wonder what the bosses at Tower FM are feeling now? Maybe they should join him and leave. They have wrecked a presenters life for what????? Now listen to Key 103 and will never ever tune into Tower again - although I follow Vix and Jon on Facebook. Tower FM and UTV - you are a joke and a laughing stock in Bolton and Bury. Go figure. mbbsspmg
  • Score: 6

1:41pm Wed 23 Apr 14

AnonymousePDI says...

It's a scandal how many of the supposed local stations that were set up at the same time as Tower FM are all now owned by a single corporate monstrosity UTV.

There are a large number of UTV stations that actually have the same playlist and play the same songs as each other within each hour's programming.

I am sure this wasn't the idea when the stations were originally created.

Ofcom have absolutely no teeth whatsoever to prevent companies who own these radio station chains from merging them together and creating national ones. The next one to go will be Real Radio - about to become Heart FM.

I remember at the time Heart was originally started, it got a licence to play "soft rock classics" in the Birmingham area. This was rapidly expanded to "soft rock classics and love songs". From there, it isn't difficult to include almost every song you like in that definition.

Ofcom did nothing.
It's a scandal how many of the supposed local stations that were set up at the same time as Tower FM are all now owned by a single corporate monstrosity UTV. There are a large number of UTV stations that actually have the same playlist and play the same songs as each other within each hour's programming. I am sure this wasn't the idea when the stations were originally created. Ofcom have absolutely no teeth whatsoever to prevent companies who own these radio station chains from merging them together and creating national ones. The next one to go will be Real Radio - about to become Heart FM. I remember at the time Heart was originally started, it got a licence to play "soft rock classics" in the Birmingham area. This was rapidly expanded to "soft rock classics and love songs". From there, it isn't difficult to include almost every song you like in that definition. Ofcom did nothing. AnonymousePDI
  • Score: 3

11:32pm Wed 23 Apr 14

wsw69 says...

Commercial radio in the UK is full blown Grade One cr*p. I wouldn't have my dial tuned in to any of them. The presenters are utter tripe and full of them selves. All they can bleat on about is surveys this surveys that. No originality whatsoever.

Stick your Tower FM, Key103, '****' FM, Capital FM and the like where, the sun will never shine.
Commercial radio in the UK is full blown Grade One cr*p. I wouldn't have my dial tuned in to any of them. The presenters are utter tripe and full of them selves. All they can bleat on about is surveys this surveys that. No originality whatsoever. Stick your Tower FM, Key103, '****' FM, Capital FM and the like where, the sun will never shine. wsw69
  • Score: 2

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