School Pupils Score An Interview With Andy Burnham

Rainhill High’s Owen Adams (Head Boy) and Jamie Lavin (Deputy Head Boy) spoke to the Mayor of Greater Manchester live on air at the re-opening of the WA12 Radio station.

On Wednesday 6th September, the grand re-opening of the WA12 Radio station took place with a celebratory party and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, cutting the ribbon.

Max Willis, from Rainhill High told us what happened “For Andy Burnham to have an interview live on air, he would need the most professional presenters around. And there are only two guys we know who are set for the job: Rainhill High’s very own Jamie and Owen! Doing a tremendous interview, Jamie and Owen quizzed Andy about his role as Mayor, the Manchester attacks, and his Hillsborough appeal, as well as asking if he would join their fantasy football league.”

“Owen was especially delighted to be given the opportunity to conduct the interview.”

Owen said, “It was completely unexpected! We only found out that it was Andy Burnham when he arrived with the massive pair of scissors. Jamie and I were just enjoying the event when we were asked to compose the interview. We were both honoured to be asked over all the other presenters to be there too. We only had less than twenty minutes to prepare.

“On air and off air, Andy was such a humble and genuinely nice guy. Within his answers, he came across as very professional, and he was a good sport with whatever we threw at him. He was brilliant at responding to our jokes with good humour, and the energy was positive. After the interview, he promised to come back on the show for a longer interview, so I can’t wait to have him back on!”

Jamie and Owen’s success with the interview should bring welcome publicity to WA12 Radio, as the anticipation for The J and O Show continues to rise. The only way is up from here! The J and O Show is set to debut very soon. Make sure you tune in! What an achievement for these Rainhill High School’s Year 11 students!

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