With the exponential increase in Mickey Mouse Meedja degrees seen
over recent years, getting one’s first job in media is increasingly a
laborious, frustrating and frequently downright degrading process. But
now, things have literally hit rock bottom.
Take, for example, young Pam Bailey from Hull. While listening to her
local radio breakfast show on the hip ’n’ happening Galaxy 105 one
morning, she heard an announcement regarding the station’s forthcoming
’What would it take to make you streak?’ asked JoJo and Antony, Leeds’
answer to Chris Tarrant, in commemoration of the anniversary of the
world’s first Nude Olympics on that day in Indiana 14 years ago.
While Jim from Doncaster settled for pounds 150 worth of clothes from a
local surfie shop and Kerry, with her fiance Jon, secured the DJ-ing
talents of Antony and JoJo for their May wedding, our Pam saw an
unmissable opportunity to scale that elusive first rung of the media
The morning of 21 January dawned nipple-erectingly blustery. All ten
contenders lined up in the salubrious surroundings of the Galaxy 105 car
park, including our brave wannabe, with the full collection of naughty
bits standing, shall we say, proudly on display.
And her request? Two weeks’ work experience on the breakfast show.
Despite the continuous barrage of applications for such a post, her CV
miraculously scooted to the top of the pile and she commences her
fortnight on 14 February.