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14 May 2021

Absolute Radio Country reveals new schedule as station gets ready to relaunch with the help of Keith Urban, The Shires and Sam Palladio

Absolute Radio has announced the line-up for Absolute Radio Country as the station gets set to relaunch with the help of Keith Urban, The Shires and Sam Palladio on 17th May.

The station will be welcoming the Dave Berry Breakfast Show each weekday morning from 6am-10am, as well as Hometime with Bush & Richie between 4-7pm weekdays. Absolute Radio’s world-first technology means that listeners across the network can choose from 9 playlists, and Absolute Radio Country listeners will be able to interact with the two much-loved programmes while enjoying the biggest country songs.

Keith Urban and The Shires will be joining Absolute Radio Country presenter Baylen Leonard this Monday and Tuesday at 10am, for an exclusive chat, as he introduces The No Repeat Guarantee across the station between 10am-1pm weekdays. Lou Nash will then be taking over on the station between 1-4pm, to ensure that no song will be repeated during the working day.

The Nashville show moves to 7pm with all of the biggest guests, stories and culture straight from the Music City. Listeners will spend their weeknights with Paul Koffy and Jasmine Sadry who will be joined by exclusive guests from amongst the biggest music stars such as Kelsea Ballerini and Brothers Osborne who will be joining in on Monday evening. Nashville star and Country artist Sam Palladio will also be hosting two special shows, where he picks all his favourite country tracks from Sunday 30th May.

Sam Palladio commented “I’m really excited to be a part of the launch for Absolute Radio Country, sharing my favourite music and stories from Nashville.”

On weekends Una Healy will still be waking you up on Saturday mornings whilst Jenny Longden, Matt Spracklen and DJ Hish lead a whole new weekend schedule alongside bespoke documentaries to tell the story behind this incredible music genre.

As the station gets set for its exciting relaunch, listeners will be front row and centre for exclusive opportunities such as one-off sessions, gigs and festival partnerships.

Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester added “Absolute Radio Country will be offering people even more choice at breakfast and hometime, the biggest guests direct from Nashville in the evenings and listeners won’t hear the same songs repeated during the workday with the No Repeat Guarantee. I’m delighted Baylen, Una and the team are continuing this journey as we share the biggest Country songs of all-time alongside new music and specialist programming.”

Absolute Radio Country will play the biggest songs in country from legends such as Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash to superstars like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban alongside brand-new artists like Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen.

From 17th May, listeners can find Absolute Radio Country on DAB digital radio, ask their smart speaker to ‘Play Absolute Radio Country’, download the Absolute Radio app, or go to


0600 Dave Berry’s Breakfast Show 

1000 Baylen Leonard 

1300 Lou Nash 

1600 Bush and Richie 

1900 The Nashville Show 

Friday 1900 DJ Hish 


0900 Una Healy 

1200 Matt Spracklen 

1600 Jennie Longdon 

1900 DJ Hish 


0900 Jennie Longdon 

1200 Matt Spracklen 

1600 The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard 

1900 Sam Palladio (other Artist presented shows will feature here)  

2000 The Nashville Show 


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For further press information, please contact:
Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)
M: 07932 746 363

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)
M: 07718 489342

About Absolute Radio:

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Radio 10s and Absolute Classic Rock.

Listen to Absolute Radio on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app digital TV or voice-activated device. For more information log on to

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