RADIO 2’s Steve Wright is getting around the station’s Select of the Pops, with Paul Gambaccini relocating to a new Sunday evening display.
Steve, 68, will start the Saturday slot on October 21 and will go on to current his Sunday Enjoy Tracks.
He was changed on his weekday exhibit last September soon after 23 several years by Scott Mills.
He claimed: “Pick of the Pops is these a legendary clearly show. Gambo brilliantly made it his very own above the final seven-and-a-50 % decades — and now it’s my opportunity to give it a go.”
Paul’s new exhibit will see him rediscover forgotten tracks from the 1950s onwards.
The 74-yr-previous mentioned: “I am delighted I will have the prospect to present neglected gems from the past century.”
Radio 2 will rejoice Paul’s 50th anniversary as a national broadcaster with a exclusive in Oct.
The go follows formal viewers details that exposed BBC Radio 2 has lost much more than a single million listeners since Ken’s Bruce’s departure in March.
In the meantime quarterly Rajar figures demonstrate his new exhibit on Biggest Hits Radio attained a few million listeners a 7 days between April and June.
The Guardian carried out evaluation of audience figures with the help of radio consultancy Hallett Arendt.
It observed that the mid-early morning clearly show on Radio 2 captivated 8.3 million listeners all through Ken’s tenure.
Having said that, because new host Vernon Kay has taken around, the numbers are down to 6.9 million listeners.