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Issue:- 09 January 2015

A brand new radio station is just Magic

Christine Bleakley

WITH shows presented by Christine Bleakley, Denise Van Outen, John Barrowman, Claire Sweeney, Rick Astley, Kim Wilde and more Magic is a brand new radio station for Southport and the nation with a 'good-mood' music playlist from Queen to Adele, Michael Bublé to Marvin Gaye, Take That to ABBA and George Michael to Bruno Mars.

The music is designed to relax and help brighten your day, combined with award winning presenters and special programmes that feature the best of the 80's and Soul and Motown. As your day winds down the 'Mellow Magic' playlist helps to soothe you every evening.

Actor, singer, dancer, TV personality and West End star, Denise Van Outen brings her warm style to your speakers, waxing lyrical and connecting with her audience through the music she plays. From new British talent George Ezra to classics from Lionel Richie, Denise's show brings her infectious fun filled personality to her Saturday afternoon show from 1pm.

Saturday presenter Denise Van Outen said "We are starting the Magic New Year with a bang! We really hope you can join us with some good mood music and we promise to keep you smiling all week."

Legendary 80's pop stars turned presenters Kim Wilde ('Kids in America', 'Chequered Love') leads her request show and Rick Astley ('Never Gonna Give You Up') gives his unique take on your favourite Magic music and movies. Both hit the airwaves on Sunday with Kim from 10am and Rick from 1pm to 3pm.

Christine Bleakley, the much loved television host and personality, will make her radio debut with a 1 hour programme dedicated to a special celebrity guest each week. She will host up front, intimate, 1 on 1 chats, interspersed with select pieces of music chosen to illustrate their life and career. Phillip Schofield joins as the 1st guest from 11 January 2015 and you can listen in to a new guest every Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 4pm until March 2015.

John Barrowman, star of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, musical theatre and the top 40, will also kick off his new programme on 11 January 2015 and will be heard every Sunday from 6pm. John's unique style, humour and energy will propel entertainment driven features to delight, engage and make you smile.

The multi-talented Claire Sweeney will bring her love of musical theatre to the airwaves with a special musicals show. Amidst an illustrious career on stage and TV, Sweeney most notably starred as 'Roxie Hart' in the musical Chicago. She will review, interview stars and cast members and recommend the very best performances in the West End as well as playing a mix of Magic tracks and musical hits on Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 4pm in March and April 2015.

Hear your favourite 80's tracks with Magic 80's on Friday nights with Gary Vincent who'll be accompanied by super-star guests from the 80's before heading behind the scenes with Jo Parkerson every Saturday at 3pm on The Green Room, which showcases the very best celebrity interviews and news. Angie Greaves takes you to Magic's Soul Town from 6pm, bringing the very best of Motown and Soul with regular interviews and special guests.

Throughout the week, Magic's signature 'good-mood' playlist begins its flow on Early Breakfast with Martin Collins, to interim Breakfast Show presenter Nick Snaith at Magic in the Morning, then Mid-mornings with Gary Vincent, Afternoons with Angie Greaves and the the infamous Mellow Magic with Danny Pietroni.

Richard Allinson has joined the Magic line up from BBC Radio 2, presenting Magic Drivetime Monday to Friday and you can also look forward to hearing Richard on other programmes throughout 2015.

John Barrowman  Denise Van Outen

Magic will launch in Southport on DAB from the 5th of January. In order to receive the station's digital frequency, make sure you re-scan your DAB radio to get the most up to date stations. For more information on how to do this, head to:-   Check out:- Magic.Co.UK for more information, full presenter and show line up.

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