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15 March 2018

Dave Berry announced as the new host of Absolute Radio’s Breakfast Show

Joining the Absolute Radio family in October 2017, Berry currently hosts the Hometime show (weekdays 4-7pm) – interviewing the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lawrence, Muse and Will Ferrell, as well as hosting the station’s exclusive gigs with Liam Gallagher and Rag‘n’Bone Man.

The award-winning radio host began his career presenting music programmes and live festival coverage for MTV, ITV and Channel 4. Last year saw Berry celebrate ten years on the radio, and today’s news marks a return to early starts for the talented broadcaster.

Dave Berry said: “I am overjoyed to have been offered the opportunity to host Breakfast and the chance to wake up the nation. We are already developing some exciting ideas for the show, and I can’t wait for our listeners to discover what we have up our sleeves.”

Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said “Dave is one of Britain’s best breakfast broadcasters and from our first conversation we were always clear that he was the natural successor. Dave has a unique charm, intelligence and humour. He also perfectly understands the ingredients of how to make the perfect breakfast show.”

Berry will be joined in the mornings by his current co-host Matt Dyson, as well as existing news and sports presenters, Emma Jones and Glenn Moore. On top of having the biggest guests and greatest gigs, the Breakfast Show will continue to be one programme with the choice of seven different playlists. Broadcast across the network of seven Absolute Radio stations (including Absolute 80s, 90s and Classic Rock), it is the only live radio programme where listeners can choose the music to suit their tastes, while enjoying interacting with the show’s entertaining speech content.

Today’s announcement follows the news that current breakfast show host Christian O’Connell is emigrating with his family to Australia after 12 years on the station. Richie Firth, who currently sits alongside Christian in Breakfast, will host his own show on mid-mornings on Absolute 80s. Meanwhile, Pete Donaldson will be looking after Hometime throughout the summer.


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, Dave Berry and Rob Beckett 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 and Absolute Classic Rock.


Listen to Absolute Radio on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, 105.2FM in the West Midlands, nationally on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app digital TV or voice-activated device. For more information log on to


For further press information, please contact:


Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363


Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342

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