Real Radio XS
Real Radio XS

Rory occasionally steps in as a cover presenter on Manchester’s Classic Rock Station – Real Radio XS. Broadcasting on 106.1FM, Real XS is the North West’s classic rock station playing guitar driven, album based, melodic rock presented by engaging, knowledgeable, local personalities.

Sunday Breakfast (December 2015)

I jumped in to present Sunday Breakfast on the 20th December. Big tunes, music news, gig info and a wee bit of rockin’ jockin’.

Whitesnake & Def Leppard After Party Reporter

December 15th 2015 saw rock bands Whitesnake & def Leppard play the Manchester Arena. The guys at Real XS sent me along to watch the gig and speak to fans after the show for a special broadcast with Paul Carlin. The…

Lunchtimes & ‘Two’s Up’

In summer 2015 Rory covered the 10-2 slot on Real XS for a week between the 25th and 29th May. In addition, Rory sat in for Ricky Kirby for ‘Two’s Up’ on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 11-2.

Mid Morning (January 2015)

Rory hosted the Real XS mid morning show for a week in January 2015. Three hours of the best in classic rock music from Monday 29th of December to Friday January 2nd.

The Best Of Berry & My XS

The weekend breakfast show on Real XS brings you some of the best bits from Steve Berry’s weekday breakfast show. Rory also hosted two editions of MY XS – you’re chance to to choose an hour of your favourite tunes.

Real XS Drive

Back in December 2014, Rory was drafted in to cover for Paul Carlin for two live shows. Rory was on air with Real XS Drive from 3-7pm with music news, classic rock hits, your texts and emails at

Top 10 Best Rockumentaries… EVER!

Rory counts down the top 10 best rockumentaries as voted for by the Real XS listeners. Broadcast on Real Radio XS between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 6th September 2014. This Is Spinal Tap – Spinal Tap The Wall –…

Weekend Breakfast (August 2014)

I was back in the throne of rock to host weekend breakfast on the 19th and 20th of July 2014. I love gettin’ my rock on at Real XS!

Weekend Breakfast (July 2014)

I hosted weekend breakfast on the station for 2 weeks in May and June 2014 covering for Matt. We woke up listeners with some of the best clips of Steve Berry at breakfast as well as a feast of classic…

Top 10 Best Guitar Solos… EVER!

I presented a show during which we counted down the top 10 best guitar solos ever as voted for by Real XS listeners. The show – normally hosted by Mark Matthews – was broadcast between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 28th…