Simon Howarth

Presenter

How did you get into Radio and working at CityBeat?

Heard an advert for the Radio course and signed on. Tried out, started with a Folk Show and moved to Sunday’s on Citybeat.

What’s your favourite thing about The Sunday Music Show?

Bringing new music to listeners. Even older music is new to somebody so it’s all good. Plus Sunday mornings are a nice laid back time. No pressure and I can play some hits and some not so hits!

If you could have ONE guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Clare Teal – The best living Jazz Singer and a swing/big band presenter on Sunday evenings on Radio 2. She is fantastic and I would love to ask her about her route into radio and her favourite songs.

Tell us about yourself.. What hobbies and interests do you have outside of CityBeat?

I have my own business, but enjoy motorpsport and cars in general but my main hobby is playing bass in “The Old School Idles” a local band playing original work and covers – often to be found playing the “live” events – Leyland Live, Chorley Live etc. Two dogs, one grown up Son and a great interest in music of all types.

Bringing new music to listeners. Even older music is new to somebody so it’s all good. Plus Sunday…..