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Listeners take over BBC Radio Manchester for a day
Vincent Gillibrand, Ben Peck, and Janette Allen
Three of the winners: Vincent Gillibrand, Ben Peck, and Janette Allen

The winners of the BBC Radio Manchester competition 'The Takeover' have been announced.

Seventeen lucky listeners will now get the chance to take over the station's airwaves in the New Year.

The station chose people to present an hour-long programme which will be broadcast on 3rd January 2011.

More than 300 people took part in auditions in 'The Takeover' taxi at locations across Greater Manchester.

06.00: Chris Hazelhurst
07.00: Ross and Meg Wagman
08.00: Julie Wood
09.00: Adrian Moorhead
10.00: Ann Lewis
11.00: David O'Hara
12.00: Cat Gibson
13.00: Mark Powell
14.00 - 16.59: Football coverage
17.00: Mary Lunt
18.00: Ben Peck
19.00: Nicola Perks
20.00: Janette Allen
21.00: Vincent Gillibrand
22.00: Elicia Davies
23.00: Yasmin McLeod
00.00: Wyn Rendle
01.00: Liz Curran

"We've been really impressed with the high standard of auditions," said John Ryan, managing editor of BBC Radio Manchester.

Adding: "We have chosen some very talented people, with authentic local voices and a unique take on the world."

Potential presenters were asked to jump into the back of the taxi and do a one minute audition, which involved them answering a question picked randomly from the special 'Takeover' box.

The winners were then selected on the basis of their audition and have now been invited into the station studios to record their own programme.

Each of the winners will introduce songs and recorded interviews as part of their hour long programme, as well as talking about their life, area and interests.

John Ryan said the aim was to find a variety of new voices from our local communities.

"I have no doubt that we'll be broadcasting some brilliant programming on January 3rd."

The winners can be heard on BBC Radio Manchester, Monday, January 3rd, on 95.1FM/DAB.



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