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26 November 2021

Gary Barlow joined Magic Radio as the station goes 100% Christmas

Christmas has officially arrived as Magic Radio went 100% Christmas from Friday 26th November at 9am.

Breakfast presenters Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott were joined on their show by Gary Barlow, who officially flicked over the station to 100% Christmas. This means that the station will only be playing Christmas songs from now until midnight on 26th December.

This is the fourth year Magic Radio has gone 100% Christmas and is a calendar event that many listeners look forward to, marking the start of the festive season.

The station also has a special treat for listeners this year as the one and only Gary Barlow joins Magic Radio to host a unique five-part Christmas series from the 28th November at 5pm.

The musician will be sharing all his favourite memories from the festive season as well as choosing his best loved Christmas songs, as he gets everyone excited for the big day. 

Talking to Ronan and Harriet, Gary revealed that his new album ‘The Dream of Christmas’, out today, will be his one and only Christmas album saying “I think you can only make one Christmas album… I thought last Christmas was let’s face it a bit of a letdown, I thought this might be a big Christmas this one, so I am going to go for it.”

He also talked about the next steps for Take That saying, “We might just start tickling a bit of music next year but will definitely tour the year after” and although they won’t be seeing each other this Christmas Gary did comment “There are not many people I call on Christmas Day, but Mark and Howard are on my list.”

Alongside Gary’s brand-new show, Magic Radio also has some other exciting festive shows including Magic Radio 100% Christmas Songs where celebrity guests including Emeli Sandé , Leona Lewis, Stephen Merchant, James Blunt, Westlife and Will Young will be choosing a selection of their favourite Christmas songs.

You can listen to Magic Radio 100% Christmas with Gary Barlow each Sunday evening between 5 – 7pm from the 28th November & on Christmas Eve at 7pm.


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For further press information, please contact:   
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK   
M: 07718 489342   

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio   
M: 07932 746 363  

About Magic Radio Network 

Magic Radio entertains listeners across the UK on Digital Radio, with the perfect mix of music and entertainment to lift your day. Home to Magic Breakfast with Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott, the station is also host to sell-out events including Magic at the Musicals and the Magic of Christmas. 

You can listen to Magic Radio in London on 105.4FM nationally across DAB, via the Magic App, online at, on your smart speaker, on Sky Channel 0180, Freeview Channel 715, Virgin Media 928 and as a music TV channel on The Box Plus Network.  

The Magic Radio Network, with a total reach of 4.2million, includes digital stations, Mellow Magic playing timeless relaxing classics, and Magic Chilled creating a contemporary music escape featuring Pop & R&B, from the 90s to Now. A host of presenters including West End favourites, Ruthie Henshall and Jonathan Bailey can be found playing the best from stage and screen on Magic at the Musicals, while Magic Soul plays the best of Soul and Motown, with singer Lemar on Weekend Breakfast and new station Magic Radio at the Movies. All these services are available on DAB Digital Radio, online and via mobile apps.  

To find out more about the Magic Radio Network’s different stations, music, events and presenters, head to 

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