Tony Cowell signs on to GRN.
Huge announcement today, all having to do with one of the Cowell brothers.
Some readers will recognize that last name through one of TV’s most difficult-to-please judges: Simon Cowell. Well, his brother Tony has recently signed on to our parent company Global Radio News and several new projects are in the pipeline. Here’s a look at what’s coming:
GRN Signs Cowell
Tony Cowell has signed for Global Radio News Limited to act as his agents for all of his broadcast work.
Tony has over 20 years of journalistic experience and due to his close working relationship with his younger brother, X-Factor and American Idol mogul, Simon Cowell, Tony is the first person a radio or TV broadcaster should turn to for breaking news and gossip in the world of celebrities.
We’ve had Paula Abdul’s dramatic departure, Victoria Beckham tanking as her shock replacement- all this before the season of American Idol has even started! Not to mention the drama and tears as X-Factor gets underway in the UK later this month. Expect the new season of X-Factor to be the biggest and best yet with Tony Cowell as the eyes and ears on the inside.
GRN has arranged for Tony Cowell to become Real Radio’s official X-Factor correspondent.
As one of the few profitable broadcast news media businesses in the UK, let alone in the world, the potential of this new direction is exciting as it means that the agency which is usually associated with current affairs and breaking news, is now positioning itself to become less event-driven and thus take the company to the next level.
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The official press release by Real Radio is after the break in the blog post. Some of the new projects start today, so tune in.
All the best,
Real Radio Has The X-tra Cowell Factor
Real Radio is proud to announce that it has exclusively signed Simon Cowell’s big brother Tony Cowell as its official X-Factor correspondent.
From Friday 21st August, Cowell will report a twice weekly round-up of all the latest inside gossip into Real Radio’s breakfast shows in Wales, Yorkshire, the North West, North East and Scotland.
Broadcast on a Friday and Monday morning, the updates will give listeners behind-the-scenes access to the biggest X-Factor stories before and after the weekend shows.
Nobody knows Simon better than Tony, who has written a number of books on his older brother, including Cowell’s biography ‘I Don’t Mean To Be Rude But.’.
For the first time, the latest 16-week run of X-Factor will see auditions held in front of a live audience so reaction, comments and the atmosphere will be through the roof! Producers have also moved the results show to Sunday night, so things are looking like they will take an interesting twist this year.
John Simons, Group Programme Director of GMG Radio which operates Real Radio said: “Tony is a great personality and we are over the moon to have Simon Cowell’s brother reporting on the X-Factor for Real Radio. His journalistic, broadcasting experience and relationship with Simon means we have a presenter who will get those great stories and will bring them to the Real Radio listener first. We are delighted to have Tony on board and very excited to be the must listen radio station for X-Factor news. This is one of the best and most influential TV shows to hit the UK in decades.”
Tony Cowell added: “As a celebrity news journalist I have covered American Idol for US Radio for the past two years – and it was great fun. I’ve always wanted to cover the X Factor and I’m excited about working with Real Radio on this. The X Factor is Britain’s top talent show – and let’s face it – it’s about time radio had a Cowell”.
Tony was introduced to Real Radio by broadcast agency, Global Radio News, working in partnership with radio consultant Justin Kings.
Titled ‘Cowell Confidential’, the reports will broadcast across the Real Radio network into all Real Breakfast show every Friday and Monday from the 21st August and will also be available online at www.realradio.co.uk