Will Manning


I HAVE SOME NEWS
March 20, 2016, 6:00 pm
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Hello,

Thanks for coming to have a read of this! I have some news I wanted to share and it’s quite a big one.

Maybe you’ve been following my ‘journey’ (vom) since the beginning of my internet radio station days. You could’ve first heard me during my short (not short enough some would say), stint on BBC Radio 1Xtra back in 2009-2010. You may be a listener from my time doing The Hits Radio drive show OR possibly just a KISS listener. Whatever the option, thanks so much for even taking a minute out of your day to hear me try and be slightly entertaining!

Joining KISS had always been my ultimate dream since I first started DJing back in ye olden times. DJ Swerve with his weekly Tuesday night show on KISS was the guy who got me hooked on the DJing side of things, after years of bedroom practise my interest and passion for presenting also grew bigger. My constant pestering of my friends to listen to me constantly (and some hard work) eventually brought me to KISS in 2013 and, after covering basically every show on the station I got my own weekend shows. Six months on I was offered the opportunity to take on the 7-10pm evening slot, a huge beast which I was so excited to make into something engaging and a must listen. I managed to give it the highest listening figures for 18 months straight since taking over, beating Radio 1 and commercial rivals. I was also offered my own Sunday show with Charlie Tee, we had the insane task of covering drive and breakfast on a regular basis, literally a dream, my favourite times on the air were spent with Charlie. It was amazing.

Now for the news… I’ve made the decision to leave KISS & The Hits after an incredible and literally life changing 3 years on air. I have a lot of people to thank…

KISS

Thanks to Andy Roberts for putting me on air in the first place, he gave me all of my opportunities to cover breakfast and drive – I know how protective he is of his station and rightly so, with that in mind I’m very grateful. Thanks also to Simon Long for giving me the right words of encouragement when I thought I was shit, Mikey Watson for producing my favourite shows, Nathan Thomson for always getting my music ready even if it was 2 minutes before the show – someone give this guy a holiday seriously. Everyone in Marketing for the incredible live opportunities, the cleaners for sneaking me the posh biscuits out of the locked cupboard in the basement, to Charlie Tee for being my best friend, and most importantly to YOU for listening, tweeting, saying how crap I sounded or how much you laughed at me being a prat.

The Hits

Thanks to Maxwell Smalley for always being ahead of the game, putting up with me being me, believing in me and actually giving away his job all those years ago so I could take it instead – weirdo. Darryl Morris – my personal advisor and friend for life, Mike Cass for being a legend and for buying everyone a curry that time. Louis Chadwick, Sam Van Geffen, Danny Bates and Joseph Flinders for building my weekend shows and making me sound good. All the work experience guys who sat in on my shows and had to fake phone calls #content.

 

So my last live KISS show is Sunday 27th 2-5pm on KISS, I also have another week on KISS Fresh 3-7pm. My last Hits Radio shows are this Saturday & Sunday 8am-12pm. After that I’m off on a very long holiday around the world.

Keep up to date with me: itswillmanning on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram. I may have something exciting to say soon…



LAST WEEK OF HITS RADIO LATE SHOWS [NEWS]
November 25, 2013, 10:57 pm
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So this week may just be my last presenting The Hits Radio Late Show. Fear not though – I’m not leaving the station, in fact, I’ll have news to share by Friday!

I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been presenting 10-midnight for the #LateNightCrew, you guys have been AMAZING, your passion for the show has made me want to make it as big as possible – how soppy is this?!

I’LL SHH NOW.

Check back here on Friday for the news, it’s kinda big, I can’t wait :))



DRAKE X THE WEEKEND ON TOUR [MUSIC NEWS]
October 29, 2013, 12:21 pm
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Big news for fans of Drake and The Weeknd, they are going on tour together in March 2014! Drizzy will hit the UK for 8 shows in the UK with The Weeknd as support, I’m there!

Peep the dates below:

Tuesday 11th Manchester Phones 4u Arena
Friday 14th Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 15th Glasgow The Hydro
Sunday 16th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Thursday 20th Birmingham The NIA
Saturday 22nd Liverpool Echo Arena
Monday 24th London The O2
Tuesday 25th London The O2

Tickets go on sale on November 1st at 9am at www.livenation.co.uk



OFFICIALLY A KISS FM PRESENTER [NEWS]
October 18, 2013, 1:15 pm
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I announced this exciting news a few days back on my Social media sites, so if you haven’t heard already then here it goes…

I’m now officially a presenter on the world famous KISS FM (UK). I’ll be on air Saturdays 1-4pm and Sundays 10-2pm, that means on the Sunday I’ll have an hour of Kisstory from 11am!

I’m obviously over the moon and so excited to get started properly. After years of doing radio I finally have a show that’s actually mine, all mine!

Thanks for all of your continued support. I’m excited for what’s still to come

Will :)



YES, BACK ON KISS… AGAIN [NEWS]
October 4, 2013, 4:14 pm
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This week I got a call I’ve been dreaming of for a long, long time. I was asked to fill in of the BLOODY KISS DRIVE TIME SHOW. YES. 3-7pm with the lovely Tinea Taylor I was broadcasting to the nation. This was the first time I’d ever presented a “double headed” show (with another presenter) so it was a great new experience and learning curve which quite literally happened on air to a few million… casual.

Sorry if you’re bored of me blabbing on your radio already, it’s about to get even more intense. I’m doing more shows on KISS FM UK this month. Info below…

I’ll be on air this Sunday 2-5pm, I’ll be covering the 10-midnight slot Monday-Thursday too! I’ve also got a lot more coming up, I won’t bother boring you on here again with it, follow me on Twitter to keep in the loop – @itswillmanning.

I’m SO happy that all my years and years of hard work is paying off, thanks for sticking with me :)



BACK ON KISS FM THIS WEEK [NEWS]
September 23, 2013, 1:14 pm
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This is all very, very surreal to keep saying but I’m back on the world famous KISS FM this week!

Here are the days:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 09:00-12:00
Saturday – 10:00-13:00

Hope you can have a listen :)



KISS FM THIS WEEKEND [NEWS]
September 13, 2013, 7:29 pm
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Oops sorry for once again dropping off the online radar, it’s been a crazy few days, let me fill you in.

Yesterday and today I’ve been broadcasting to the UK on the world famous KISS FM (yes they asked me back amazingly!) It’s been amazing, sorry I didn’t get a second to post up on here and let you know. The good news is that I’m filling you in now, I’ll also be on this weekend, Saturday 1-4pm and Sunday 10am-1pm, no excuses make sure you join me!