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Brand new faces for KISS Fresh, KISS Network’s brand dedicated to Non-Stop New Beats and emerging culture

KISS Fresh is going through an overhaul, putting the hottest music and support of emerging talent and ideas at the centre of its world. 

Focusing on a no-pop music policy of upfront Hip Hop, RnB, Afrobeats, Electronic music, Dancehall, Drill and everything in between – KISS Fresh on the radio aims to bring a music-heavy and alternative experience for the KISS Network audience who are thirsty for more choice to suit their mood. 

KISS Fresh will also have a renewed focus on social content to compliment the KISS audience’s world from gaming, culture, sport, fashion and self-development. 

The weekends are getting vibey with Big Zuu and Elz The Witch joining the station alongside a refresh of the rest of the schedule bringing definition, authentic energy and new content strands.

Elz The Witch is one of the UK’s biggest gaming YouTubers (over 15 million views and 200k+ subscribers) where she brings her passion for music, competition and jokes to trending lists. She’s a rising presenter star, much in demand from brands and artists. Elz will be on KISS Fresh Saturday 1600-1900. 

Big Zuu is one of the most exciting multi-faceted entertainers. Music artist, comedian and TV chef, he’s known for his 2021 Bafta nominated TV show Big Zuu’s Big Eats show on Dave, which launches its second series at the same time as his Fresh show. He’s bringing his school mates, house mates and TV show mates Hyder and Tubsey to KISS Fresh every week too – so expect proper jokes and ‘anything goes’ policy to content…. Big Zuu, Hyder & Tubsey will be on KISS Fresh every Sunday 1600-1900. 

Also being added to the Fresh line up; 

KISS Night’s star Ellie Prohan who will be doing 1900-2100 Mon-Thurs. Outspoken and unmistakable supporter of new music and diverse culture worldwide.  

Kaylee Golding 1300-1600 Sat and Sun. Birmingham legend and Instagram queen – Kaylee is bringing her music credibility and celebratory nature to weekend afternoons. 

Westside community station are bringing more excellent specialist talent to the KISS Network, with a brand new Rap show on Sundays 2100-2300 with Esi; she’s one of the UK’s hottest rising stars in supporting emerging MC-led music and is super connected creatively. On Saturday nights 1900-2100 Fresh will be welcoming Davda, bringing his unique Dancehall and UK music infused blends to the listeners.   

Finally making up the last of the new names on KISS Fresh, massively talented electronic music producer and DJ Amy Elle will be bringing in Sunday nights 1900-2100. She’s a technical wizard on the decks, and loves moving a crowd on Instagram and in the club. 

KISS Fresh legends Dixon Brothers are moving to 1900-2100 Fridays to get the new music party started every week with their multi-genre selection. 

And Daisy Maskell continues to hold down weekday mornings 0800-1100, as well as bringing Fresh vibes to KISS FM every Thursday evening 2000-2100 with The KISS Fresh Takeover. 

KISS family Omah Howard, Alex Mansuroglu and Swarzy Macaly remain on the Fresh schedule. 

Fresh is also committing to a prime time 2100 Saturday night slot for brand new names. KISS Fresh Presents is a weekly 2 hour slot dedicated to giving people right at the start of their DJing journey a chance to be heard. People can submit their mixes to @KISSFresh. 

Rebecca Frank, Content Director KISS Network: “I’m excited to be able to bring even more choice to our broad KISS Network audience, focusing on a hot music policy and relevant lifestyle content from gaming and sport to social consciousness. We know our listeners love music more than anything, but also want to have a laugh, learn something and connect with others like them. A re-energised KISS Fresh is here for this, and here for them.” 

You can listen to Fresh via the KISS Kube app, or via smart speaker; “Play KISS Fresh” 

The full new KISS Fresh Schedule is online at kissfmuk.com 

MON- THURS 
8-11am –KISS Fresh Breakfast with Daisy 
11-3pm - Alex 
3-7pm – Swarzy 
7-9pm – Ellie Prohan 
9-12pm – Non-stop KISS Fresh

FRI 
12am – 8am - Non-stop KISS Fresh 
8-11am – KISS Fresh Breakfast with Daisy 
11-3pm - Alex 
3-7pm – Swarzy 
7-9pm – Dixon Brothers 
9-12am – Non-stop KISS Fresh 

SATURDAY 
12am – 9am - Non-stop KISS Fresh 
9am – 1pm – Omah 
1pm – 4pm – Kaylee Golding 
4pm – 7pm – Elz the Witch 
7pm – 9pm – Davda 
9pm – 11pm – KISS Fresh Presents 
 

SUNDAY 
12am – 9am - Non-stop KISS Fresh 
9am – 1pm – Omah 
1pm – 4pm – Kaylee Goulding 
4pm – 7pm – Big Zuu, Hyder & Tubsey 
7pm – 9pm – Amy Elle 
9pm – 11pm – Esi 
11pm – 12pm - Non-stop KISS Fresh 

 

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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 KISS: 

The KISS Network is a national multi-media entertainment brand with 5.1m listeners a week.  From the mainstream to what’s new and different, KISS connects with its audience through its multi-platform strategy of delivering content around the music they’re into, and the popular culture they love. 

Playing the freshest beats to old skool and anthems, the network is also home to two breakout standalone digital stations, the UK’s most listened to digital commercial station KISSTORY (Old Skool and Anthems) and KISS Fresh (Non-Stop New Beats), plus the network now offers additional genre specific stations KISS Dance, KISS Garage and now KISS Bliss which are available online or via the KISS Kube App.  

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.