BBC Radio Sussex will be holding auditions to find the next generation of new radio stars at Horsham’s Capitol on Saturday 28 September.
The “New Voices” recruitment drive is part of the BBC’s biggest ever local talent search with open auditions set to take place across England and the Channel Islands.
BBC Local Radio is on the hunt for ordinary people with a love for their local area to take to the mic. Anyone over the age of 18 can audition and no previous experience is required.
Hopefuls will have 60 seconds to impress a panel of judges. They could tell a story about something they care about, something local, something personal… anything as long as it’s unique.
Judges at the Capitol in Horsham will include BBC Sussex Assistant Editor and Presenter Mark Carter. Mark said: “As judges, we’ll be looking for people who have the potential to contribute to existing shows, present their own one-off programme or even land a regular slot on a station. I can’t wait to see who comes along.”
Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Jonathan Chowen, said: “The Council is delighted that BBC Radio Sussex has selected our very own Capitol theatre to host its auditions.
“We wish them the very best of luck with their search for local talent and would be thrilled if a Horsham District resident was chosen and given a break.”
BBC England’s Head of Audio and Digital, Chris Burns, added: “BBC local radio has always been the place in the BBC where new talent can be found. Very few of today’s famous broadcasters haven’t done a stint at their local station. We are determined to discover the next generation of new radio talent. Our local teams speak to hundreds of people every day and know there are plenty of fascinating talkers out there who deserve more air time. So we’re opening our doors and inviting people to have a go at getting a slot on one of our stations.”
There is no need to book in advance – just turn up anytime between 9.30am and 5.30pm.
For further information and for full terms and conditions, visit www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsussex