Jordan North, an alumnus of Spark Sunderland, has just been announced as a new presenter on BBC Radio 1 for their Greatest Hits show, Sundays, 10-1pm.
Jordan’s obsession with radio began at college and drew him toward community radio station Preston FM. There he spent his teens honing his craft whilst working part-time on the radio station at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (it was more of tannoy in all honesty).
Not content with reuniting ice cream covered children with their sun burnt parents Jordan decided it was time to take the next step. He headed northwards to study TV & Radio Production at The University of Sunderland where he produced and presented a raft of successful shows (including Breakfast) for well-loved student and community station Spark FM, making headlines broadcasting the Drive Time show from his snow-bound student house.
In May of 2011, just days before completing his degree, Jordan won Bauer Media’s Stars of 2011 competition and presented a months worth of shows for The Hits Radio.
A stint on Capital North East landed him the weekend breakfast show on Capital Manchester and it’s during this time he also started to work part-time behind the scenes at BBC Radio 5Live. In January 2013 Jordan switched over to Bauer radio station 97.4 Rock FM – a station that he loves and grew up listening to.
Jordan left the BBC to take on ‘The Home Run’ Drive time show at Rock FM across Lancashire as well as covering the BBC Radio 1’s Early Breakfast show across Christmas / New Year in both 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Words from North Media Talent.