TOWER FM listeners have bombarded the station’s head office and social media pages threatening to switch stations after news that long-standing breakfast presenters Jon and Vix have been axed.

The much-loved duo, who wake up with Bolton and Bury from 6am every weekday, are to be replaced with Total Access presenter Simon Morykin, who made an announcement via his Facebook page yesterday.

Listeners had been left confused as to why the presenters have not been on air since earlier this week.

The Tower FM website currently has no mention of its flagship breakfast show, and a direct link to the old Jon and Vix page is now unavailable.

Jon and Vix are yet to comment officially.

However, Jon Holling tweeted earlier this morning: "Sleep levels up....Caffine levels down. Not getting dressed in the dark. Every cloud!"

Disgruntled listeners have posted messages of shock and anger on the station's Facebook page and even sent emails to its head office.

Michelle Mcloglin said: “As with everyone else here, I have now tuned away from Tower. Listened to Vix for years. Martin and Vix, Brooksy and Vix, Jon and Vix. She has been the constant throughout.”

Paul Greenwood said: “I have just emailed the management about the situation. See what happens now.”


A Facebook page calling for the presenters to be reinstated has also been set up.

Total Access presenter Simon Morykin took to Facebook to tell his fans about his new venture.

He said: “Oh my days! The time has come my friends - time to change radio shows.

"After six amazing years based at Signal 1 and five fantastic years hosting Total Access, I am thrilled to be finally moving back to daytime radio in the North West on Tower FM Breakfast.

"I started this profile around 2009 and you lot have become such amazing friends, your support has been incredible and I know many of you so well, I feel like we're a huge family.

"I'm thrilled to move to a breakfast show - which by the way - will be called Morykin in the Morning. From Monday you can listen or download the app.

"My final Total Access show will be Friday evening - thank you for all your support on this show and I hope you'll join me in the mornings."

A Tower FM/UTV spokesman said: “Our hugely popular Total Access presenter Simon Morykin is Bolton born and bred and bringing him  to Bolton and Bury listeners for the breakfast show on Tower FM was an opportunity we couldn’t turn down.”

Morykin in the Morning is due to launch on Tower FM on Monday.