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Competition winner's early morning wake-up call

Published: 07 May 2019

Former York St John Theatre students wins radio station competition

Laura Castle beat hundreds of other hopefuls to reach the final five, and following a public vote was named as the station’s new Breakfast Show co-host on 25 March. She joins current hosts, Ben and Cat, on air from 6am-10am every weekday morning from 7 May.

Laura, a BA Theatre and MA Applied Theatre graduate originally from Bradford, entered the Search for a Star competition to fulfil an ambition to work in radio and music. Through a series of auditions, interviews and live radio appearances, Laura’s creative talent and personality shone through and she was crowned the winner.

“Winning this competition means the world to me. I have studied and worked hard for so long to gain a job in the creative industry. This role will open the door to many future opportunities and provide me with invaluable experience. I am so grateful to my family and friends for the support they have given me. I can’t wait to get started!” said Laura.

After graduating from York St John in 2018, Laura secured a part-time job at York’s Grand Opera House and plans to work there alongside her Breakfast Show presenting role at Minster FM.   

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