Jess Glynne can do anything a man can do (and probably better). The flame-haired singer is the first female solo artist to have six number-one singles in the UK. Think about that, Ed Sheeran has had five, Harry Styles in comparison has had just one. No wonder, the brand new station Hits Radio tapped Glynne to be their inaugural guest on their first ever live broadcast this morning,
Hosts Gethin Jones, Dave Vitty and Gemma Atkinson kicked off the very first morning show at 6am with Jess Glynne as a guest. She took this as an opportunity to talk about holding the title as the British artist with the most number ones explaining, ‘I am so overwhelmed by that title. It is insane, but yeah, it’s not sunk in.’ Though fame is an inescapable side-effect of Glynne’s level of success she said it hasn't gone to her head, ‘I haven’t got my own private jet, I've been one. I went on one the other day and I took my friend.’
Just like Glynne, Hits Radio has achieved a first: it’s the first radio station to be broadcast out of Manchester. To listen live you can tune in through your digital radio, online or find it on 103FM in Manchester.
Meet The Hits Radio Presenters:
Gethin, Gemma and Dave at Breakfast
6am – 10am (Mon-Fri): The team will wake you up each morning with great banter, brilliant music and the biggest competitions.
10am – 1pm (Mon-Fri): Mike Toolan
As you brew up in the office and begin your working day Mike is there to keep you and your colleagues company.
1pm – 4pm (Mon-Fri): Debbie Mac
Debbie is your afternoon pick-me-up as she plays the biggest hits to get your through the end of the work day slump.
4pm – 7pm (Mon – Fri): Wes Butters
Loads of music, banter, and unmissable features like 'Beat Braydon' which pits you against 9-year old social media star @BraydonBent.
7pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs): Sarah-Jane Crawford
Every night Sarah-Jane will count down today's biggest songs and she has tickets for the biggest gigs up for grabs on her game 'Split Second Song'. Guess the track from the clip we play to win.
7pm – 10pm (Fri): Hits Party with James Barr
It's Friday and it's time to party! Whether you're staying with your mates or getting ready for that big night out James Barr provides the perfect sound track with our big party anthems.
6am – 9am (Sat): Steve
Waking up early on a Saturday never sounded so good. Steve eases you into the weekend playing the biggest hits.
Mike & Kelly
9am – 12pm (Sat): Mike & Kelly
Mike and Kelly are the perfect entertainment for your Saturday morning. They play the biggest hits mixed in with infectious banter.
12pm – 4pm (Sat): Alex James
Alex plays you the biggest hits for your Saturday afternoon.
Hits Party with Dave Kelly
7pm – 10pm (Sat): Hits Party with Dave Kelly
It's Saturday night and it's time to party!
10pm – 1am (Mon – Sat): Hits Chilled with So Wright
Sophie helps you wind down after a hard day. She plays the big hits, but not as you know them, lay back with chilled out versions of the big hits you know and love.
4pm – 7pm (Sat): Hattie Pearson
Hattie plays you the biggest hits for your Saturday afternoon.
6am – 9am (Sun): Kelly Pegg
Waking up early on a Sunday never sounded so good. Kelly eases you into Sunday morning playing the biggest hits.
Sheree & Wes
9am – 12pm (Sun): Sheree & Wes
What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.
The Week's Biggest Hits
4pm – 7pm (Sun)
7pm – 10pm (Sun): Hits Throwback is your chance to hear the songs you miss from the last few years. The biggest hits to bring back the best memories.
Hits Chilled with Hattie Pearson
10pm – 1am (Sun): Hattie helps you wind down after a hard day. She plays the big hits, but not as you know them, lay back with chilled out versions of the big hits you know and love.