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17 January 2023

Ken Bruce to join Greatest Hits Radio

The broadcaster will be on air with a new show from April 3rd

The UK’s most popular radio host, Ken Bruce, is joining the team at Greatest Hits Radio from April of this year.

The much-loved presenter will become part of the Greatest Hits Radio family with a brand-new mid-morning show from 10am – 1pm. Ken will kickstart a weekday line up that also includes presenters Simon Mayo at Drivetime and Jackie Brambles in the early evening.

Ken’s show will be broadcast across the entire network, following Rossie’s Breakfast show in England and Wales and Ewen & Cat’s Breakfast Show in Scotland. This will be followed with regional afternoon shows, which in Scotland will be hosted by Stuart Webster, and then Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Show before evening programming with Jackie Brambles.

This announcement follows last week’s news that Greatest Hits Radio will become Scotland’s first national commercial radio station as Clyde 2, Forth 2, MFR 2, Northsound 2, Tay 2, West Sound in Ayrshire, and West Sound in Dumfries & Galloway all rebrand to Greatest Hits Radio on the same April 3rd date.

Ken Bruce said “What better way to celebrate my forty-five years in radio than with a new adventure and a brand-new show on Greatest Hits Radio. I say brand-new but there will still be PopMaster, me and my musings and all the great records you know and love from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I’m looking forward to getting started and to you joining me for my very first show. See you in April!”

Ben Cooper, Chief Content & Music Officer, Bauer Audio UK said “Ken Bruce is a broadcasting legend, with the biggest radio show in the UK, so as well as today being an exciting announcement for Greatest Hits Radio and its growing audience, it is a hugely significant moment for the industry. What a fantastic start to a great year of increased ambition and innovation for Bauer Media Audio.”

Playing the biggest songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Greatest Hits Radio is a station that celebrates the good times. With music from the most iconic artists of all time, including Blondie, Queen, George Michael, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Elton John and Whitney Houston, it is home to presenters including Martin Kemp, Pat Sharp, Kate Thornton, Paul Gambaccini, Andy Crane and Jenny Powell.

You can listen to Greatest Hits Radio on FM, DAB digital radio, on your smart speaker, mobile device or online at greatesthitsradio.co.uk.

 

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Note to editors:

The Greatest Hits Radio Network recorded an audience of 4.1m listeners in Q3 2022 which is up 28.3% YoY.

Clyde 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Glasgow & the West).

Forth 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk)

MFR 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (The North of Scotland)

Northsound 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (North East Scotland)

Tay 2 becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Tayside & Fife)

West Sound Ayrshire (AM) becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Ayrshire)

West Sound Dumfries & Galloway (FM) becomes – Greatest Hits Radio (Dumfries & Galloway)

Greatest Hits Radio (Glasgow & the West) – Listen on DAB, AM, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

Greatest Hits Radio (Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk) – Listen on DAB, AM, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

Greatest Hits Radio (The North of Scotland) – Listen on DAB, AM, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

Greatest Hits Radio (North East Scotland) – Listen on DAB, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

Greatest Hits Radio (Tayside & Fife) – Listen on DAB, AM, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

Greatest Hits Radio (Ayrshire) – Listen on DAB, AM, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

Greatest Hits Radio (Dumfries & Galloway) – Listen on FM, Apps, Online and Smart speakers.

For more information, please contact:

Beth McDonald – Bauer Media Communications Manager
T: 07932 746 363

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager
T: 07718 489342

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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