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Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos to join Absolute Radio for six-part series

This August, Absolute Radio will be welcoming Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos to the station. The band’s lead singer and guitarist will be hosting his own six-part series on Sunday nights at 10pm from 7th August.

Alex will be bringing his encyclopedic knowledge of and eclectic taste in music to his own show, as well as anecdotes from over 20 years at the top of the UK indie music scene and insight from across the music world. Alongside this you can expect the musician to be joined by a range of guests including Johnny Marr, The Cribs and Los Bitchos.

Alex said “I’m happy to say that Absolute Radio have invited me in to take over on Sunday nights, play songs I love, and have a bit of a chat with musicians I like. I can’t wait for you all to have a listen.”

Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio Content Director, said: “We are delighted that Alex will join the likes of Skin and Ronnie Wood in hosting his own Sunday night show on Absolute Radio. He is a brilliant storyteller, has exquisite taste in music and we are sure the listeners will love his take on music both new and old.”

You can hear The Alex Kapranos Show on Absolute Radio, Sunday nights at 10pm from 7th August.

Skin will return for an extended 10 week run of the Music Week and British Podcast Award nominated “The Skin Show” from Sunday 18th September Both shows are in-house Absolute Radio productions by Nick Harris and Steven Burrell.

The full show will be available on Absolute Radio Premium with as well as a podcast of the full interview. Find the station on digital radio across the UK, absoluteradio.co.uk, your smart-speaker or in the Absolute Radio app.

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For further press information, please contact: 
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK 
E: amelia.oshea@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07718 489342 

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio 
E: cat.martin@bauermedia.co.uk M: 07932 746 363 

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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, Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio Country. 

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