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BBC WM 95.6 Takeover

BBC WM 95.6 is handing over its airwaves to listeners and members of the public.

BBC WM Takeover will mean for one week in March you could be reporting, producing or even co-presenting a programme with the regular BBC WM team.

Special guest editors will get the chance to executive produce day time programmes working with presenters including Adrian Goldberg, Danny Kelly, Caroline Martin, and Paul Franks. The search is also on to find married couples to challenge afternoon presenters Sunny and Shay Grewal to a live round of Mr and Mrs.

We’re also looking for contributors to act as news reporters to 'takeover' the BBC WM social media feed and report on stories in your area that matter to you. Perhaps you’re a huge sports fan – then could you be a football pundit on the football phone-in or a commentator at a game?

Who can take part?

To take part in BBC WM Takeover you must live in Birmingham or the Black Country and be aged 18 or over (there is no upper age limit). Places are limited, so to be in with a chance of being part of the project, please complete the following and submit by midnight on 25 January 2016.

You must be available to come into The Mailbox in Birmingham one or two days during the week commencing 14 March 2016, and also to attend a couple of introductory sessions in the run-up to this week.

How to get involved

1. Write a short piece telling us a bit about yourself (e.g. where you grew up, a bit about your family, career, interests and hobbies);

2. In no more than 100 words please tell us why you’d like to be involved in BBC WM Takeover. Please include any ideas you have about what you’d like to do during the week. Please email your responses to putting BBC WM TAKEOVER in the subject heading. Or you can send to:

BBC Birmingham
The Mailbox
B1 1RF

Please don’t forget to include your name, address and email and phone number.

All requests to take part must be received by midnight on 25 January 2016.

What happens next?

After the closing date we will consider all requests and select contributors based on your responses. We will contact you to let you know whether or not you have been selected. Best of luck.