New Breakfast Duo For Metro
Published on April 26 2012
We’re delighted to finally confirm that Steve & Karen (formerly of Capital NE) will be broadcasting their very first breakfast show for Metro Radio in June, supported by a targeted outdoor advertising campaign. Off-air activity for the pair has started already, including a great feature in the region’s Sunday Sun paper.
Sunday Sun piece;
Where’s Steve and Karen?
It’s the question thousands of radio listeners have been asking over the last few months since the North East duo Steve and Karen disappeared from the region’s airwaves at the end of 2011.
Speaking with the pair this week your Sunday Sun can exclusively reveal that they could be only weeks away from hitting the air again when they launch their new breakfast show on Metro Radio. Although they are now working for Metro Radio they are prevented from broadcasting live due to a clause in the contracts issued by their former employers. Radio bosses at Metro are optimistic that this date can be brought forward and that they can be on air in the next few weeks.
We can also reveal that, even though they can’t present on air yet, starting next week Metro Radio are sending Steve and Karen out across the North East paying out instant cash to anyone who spots them together.
With more than 10 years of broadcasting experience here in the North East they have built up a loyal early morning following and the news that they are soon to be reunited with their listeners will please many fans. One big fan, Amanda Surtees, aged 33, from Sunderland, on hearing the news said: “I started listening to Steve and Karen many years ago; I feel like I’ve grown up with them. Having their voices in your life every morning you do become attached so when they suddenly disappeared last year it was like losing an arm. Knowing they are on their way back is great news and I’ll definitely be tuning in.”
Steve Furnell, who former Metro bosses rejected for work experience at the station when he was 15 said: “It’s been good to have a relaxing holiday and recharge the batteries ready for the big launch coming up. Karen and I have been warming up and doing test shows off air to make sure we’re on song when the date is confirmed. We both can’t wait to get into the swing of things again. We’ve had thousands of tweets and posts from people on facebook asking when we’ll be back. The good news is that we’re almost there and for me broadcasting on Metro is a boyhood dream come true.”
“It’s been a bit strange not having to get up at 4am every week day but we’ve both had plenty to do planning the new show. We feel really settled in at Metro now and getting on air can’t come soon enough,” said Karen Wight.