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BBC New Voices - open auditions at Tacchi-Morris

11 September 2019

Do you have a story to tell? BBC Somerset is searching for New Voices to be heard on the radio. They will be holding open auditions at the Tacchi-Morris to help find people who could end up being the presenters of the future.


OPEN AUDITIONS - Sun 29 Sep, 10am-5pm

Local BBC Radio stations are looking for new voices. You don’t need any previous presenting experience. You just need a passion for radio and the ability to tell a great story.

BBC Somerset is holding open auditions at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton on Sunday 29th September from 10am to 5pm. If you think you have a voice and story for radio and are over the age of 18 then come along and tell your story in an engaging and entertaining way.



Those looking to apply will have 60 seconds to impress a panel of judges telling a story. The story can be a local news story, a personal story or something similar, as long as it is unique.


Judges at the Somerset auditions will include:

BBC Somerset Editor Nick Bull

Breakfast Presenter Claire Carter

BBC Inside Out West Presenter Sabet Choudhury

Wells Theatre Festival Director Ros Johnson


The judges are 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.

BBC Somerset editor Nick Bull said: 'I love local radio, it’s the breeding ground for so much talent; Richard Hammond, Chris Morris and Simon Mayo to name just three all started their careers in BBC Local Radio. I’m looking forward to finding the stars of the future.'

BBC England’s head of audio and digital Chris Burns says: 'BBC Local Radio has always been the place in the BBC where new talent can get a break. 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.’


To find out more about New Voices you can visit the BBC website here.