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Magic Radio announces new Spring schedule

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12 April 2021

Magic Radio has today announced an exciting new Spring schedule with brand new shows from Simon Phillips, Sonali Shah, Richard Allinson, Kat Shoob and Judi Love.

Magic Soul presenter Simon Phillips joins the main station to present weekdays from 4-7pm as he plays you More of the Songs You Love to get you through to the end of the workday. Whether you’re working from home or out and about, join Simon for three hours of great music.

Escape to the Country and BBC Newsreader Sonali Shah is a new addition to the Magic Radio line-up, as she takes over Sunday Breakfast from 7-10am. Elsewhere on weekends, Richard Allinson is launching a new evening show on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7-10pm, while Kat Shoob  will present Saturday Afternoons from 1-5pm. Comedian and TV personality Judi Love also joins Magic to present a 6-part series  from 5-7pm, lifting listeners Sunday afternoon lull with laughs, music and her take on the week gone by.

Elsewhere across Magic Radio Network, West End Star Ruthie Henshall who presents Behind the Stage Door on Magic at the Musicals moves to a new slot of 10am-12pm on Saturday and Sunday, playing the very best from the world of musicals and sharing her stories from her illustrious career. 

Simon Phillips added “Whether the Magic Radio listeners are working from home, picking the kids up from school, or travelling home from the office, I can’t wait to entertain them with the songs they love from 4pm every weekday. There will be a whole host of features too, from listeners filling us in on their fun stories about their good or bad days, as well compiling ‘The Essential 100’, the songs that they think every listener should love. It will be a bit different too as I will be broadcasting from my home, so I will be giving the UK a view of Leicester life.”

Speaking about the new schedule, Magic Radio’s Group Content Director, Tony Moorey said “ The Magic Radio presenting team is the best in the UK and I am delighted to bring a new Spring schedule to keep our listeners entertained as we come out of lockdown and beyond. They are sure to enjoy Simon Phillips taking on a brand-new afternoon show, Sonali Shah joining Sunday mornings, Richard Allinson taking over the weekend evenings, plus a run of Sunday specials from Kat Shoob and comedian Judi Love”

On her new Sunday Breakfast show Sonali Shah said “I’m thrilled about joining the Magic family and being able to hang out with the listeners every week. I’d also like to thank Magic for giving me my Sunday mornings back…I’ve certainly missed those since having kids!”


The updated schedule is as follows:

Monday – Thursday

4-6am – Early Breakfast with Paul Hayes

6am – 10am – Magic Breakfast with Ronan and Harriet

10am – 1pm – Mid Mornings with Nick Snaith

1pm – 4pm – Emma B

4pm – 7pm – Simon Phillips

7pm – 10pm – Lynn Parsons

10pm – 1am – Jim Davis


4-6am – Early Breakfast with Paul Hayes

6am – 10am – Magic Breakfast with Ronan and Harriet

10am – 1pm – Mid Mornings with Nick Snaith

1pm – 4pm – Emma B

4pm – 7pm – Simon Phillips

7pm – 10pm – Richard Allinson

10pm – 1am – Paul Hayes


6-10am – Magic Weekend Breakfast with Tom Price

10am – 1pm – Saturday mornings with Dan Morrisey

1pm – 5pm – Kat Shoob

5pm – 7pm – Ronan Keating

7pm – 10pm – Richard Allinson

10pm – 1am – Paul Hayes


7 – 10am – Sonali Shah

10am – 1pm – The Magic Request Show with Lynn Parsons

1pm – 5pm – Jim Davis

5pm – 7pm – Judi Love & Kat Shoob (6 week run)

7pm – 10pm – Richard Allinson

10pm – 1am – Paul Hayes


– ENDS –


For Further Press Information, please contact:

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

M: 07718 489342

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 and nationally via the Magic App, at, 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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