13th February 2001




Lincoln Journalism student Mark Stanford was ‘Virgin’ on glory after winning through to the final of a national radio competition.


But despite putting up a valiant effort he failed to get past the last 20 hopefuls battling it out for a week’s work experience at Virgin Radio.


Mark (20), a third-year Journalism student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, travelled down to London on Thursday (8th February) to take part in the final round of ‘Yopstars’.


Had he been successful throughout the series of daft challenges which he was set Mark would have joined Virgin DJ’s Pete and Geoff on their weekday night-time show.


“The only previous broadcasting experience I’ve had is as a member of the sports team on the university’s student radio station SIREN FM,” said Mark.


“Even though I wasn’t chosen I was offered a work placement at the station, so I could still realise my ambition of taking over from Chris Evans on the breakfast show!”


Mark beat off nationwide opposition when he completed an application form on the Virgin Radio website and was chosen among 33 would-be journalists to take part in the national final.


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Students on the Journalism degree programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will graduate for the first time this summer at Lincoln Cathedral.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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