Feb 2013 Radio News
Commenting on the new format, Bauer Radio North East Managing Director Cath Ellington, said: “We are determined to continue to offer our engaged Magic listeners unrivalled local programming specific to the North East, whilst at the same time remaining fiercely competitive in the market place. Our offering to advertisers across the region will remain unchanged, so businesses targeting audiences specifically in the North or the South of the region can continue to do so. As a result of this change Magic 1170 Breakfast Show Alan Ross is leaving Bauer, taking early retirement after working at TFM/Magic 1170 for 14 years.”
Ellington continues, “Over the years Alan has continually astounded us with incredible audience figures, with average hours at one point of 14. Over the last six and a half years he has built up a huge following with his Breakfast show on Magic. He has been passionate about the Magic brand and a brilliant ambassador both on and off air.
In addition to his presenting role, he has always taken an active interest in our Cash for Kids charity and given his time to help us raise money for local sick and underprivileged children in the area.
I want to say a massive thank you to Alan; he will be missed by his colleagues and listeners and we wish him well for the future. He will take with him our huge respect and fond memories.”