Jeremy Kyle Joins talkRADIO

Jeremy Kyle is returning to the wireless by signing up as the new Drivetime presenter on talkRADIO.

He’ll be on-air from 4pm till 7pm Monday to Thursday, starting on 13th September.

Jeremy is no stranger to talkRADIO, having hosted a weekend show which started in 2018. He also worked for talkSPORT back in 2008.

Jeremy Kyle told Mike: “I lost my dad six weeks ago and he was my hero. One of the reasons that I’ve come back now is that he said to me, ‘go back to work’.

“That’s why I’m back. It just seems like the right time, and I’ve listened to talkRADIO and I just like the fact that there’s a huge amount of honesty and directness and it’s about people.

“talkradio is just the most perfect project and I’m so excited to join and be able to talk about stuff that matters to me and that’s mattered to me for a long, long time.”

talkRADIO Programme Director, Dennie Morris says: “Jeremy is a radio man with big opinion, and he is the perfect new recruit for talkRADIO. We are the home of common sense and Jeremy will bring buckets of straight-talking, no-nonsense radio for our listeners.”

Times Radio Launches Multi-Platform Advertising Campaign

Times Radio has launched an advertising campaign with the message Retune Today for a Brighter Breakfast.

The clever wording is clearly suggesting that people tune away from ‘Today’ on BBC Radio 4, its closest rival breakfast show, and listen to Times Radio instead.

The campaign is timed to coincide with the public returning to normal routines and aims to encourage listeners to switch over from their regular morning programming.

Designed and conceptualised by News UK’s in-house agency Pulse Creative London, the campaign will run across out-of-home, digital, social and podcasts from 6th September – 10th October.

Tim Levell, Programme Director of Times Radio said: “We are exceptionally proud of the output on Times Radio, and this campaign is designed to encourage people to try out the radio station. It’s focused on Breakfast because that’s always the most important show for any radio station.

“A ‘brighter’ breakfast encapsulates perfectly what Times Radio offers. We aim for intelligent, informed news coverage, done in a way that we believe is fresher, warmer and more enjoyable than other news shows out there.

Absolute Radio Hands Over Control to Listeners in Support of Teenage Cancer Trust

Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush and Richie Firth are to host a live 24-hour Jukebox in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

From 10am on Thursday 30th September the Hometime presenters will hand over the station to its listeners, allowing them to take control of the music and choose their favourite tracks.

The marathon show will also feature the stories of young people and their families who’ve benefitted from the charity’s amazing work.

Alongside the non-stop Jukebox, Bush and Richie will be joined across the 24 hours by a host of celebrity guests including Tom Grennan, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr and Joe Wicks.

There will also be exclusive live musical performances from The Vaccines and Manic Street Preachers, as the team go against the clock to raise as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

“We are really excited to be hosting an Absolute Radio first with the 24-hour Jukebox” said Bush and Richie. “Our listeners have the best taste in music, and we’re looking forward to being able to play a ton of songs that will make our music team angry.

“We’re also going to have a few surprises over the 24 hours with special guests and world-famous artists joining us, and whilst having fun we hope to raise as much money as possible for such a cause that is very close to the Absolute Radio family’s heart.”

Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said “The Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity which resonates with our team and our listeners so it’s great to be able to show them our support.

“Our listeners are a generous bunch with impeccable music taste so we’re confident of being able to raise loads of money. Plus, this was Bush and Richie’s idea so really, they’ve only got themselves to blame.”

The 24 hour Jukebox goes live on Absolute Radio from 10am on Thursday 30th September.

Sources: Radio Today