Feb 2021 RadioWorks Blog
Fans of the host can expect to hear the biggest hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s along with a few familiar faces, including sports presenter Matt Williams.
Producing the new show will be Suzi Purdie who, having previously worked with Simon at Radio 2, also project managed the station’s hugely successful short story-writing competition, 500 words.
Bauer’s Ric Blaxill, Simon’s former producer at Radio 1, also joins the Greatest Hits Radio team as Talent Director (London).
Current drivetime presenters on Greatest Hits Radio will move to an earlier afternoon 1-4pm slot. This is with the exception of GHR North West presenter Darren Proctor who moves to 7-10pm on the network. Debbie Mac will continue on the 1-4pm slot at GHR North West and UK.
“Returning to Drivetime is so very exciting for me. It’s a show I loved so much and now on Greatest Hits Radio we intend to make it even better. And with Matt Williams back on sport, we can’t wait to get started. The message of the show is the same-enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think!”
“We’re so excited to have Simon hosting an all new Drivetime Show on Greatest Hits Radio, providing advertisers the opportunity to partner with one of the most loved radio presenters and leverage his close and trusting relationship with valued audiences. A part of Hits Radio Brand Network, the largest commercial network in the UK by listening, brands also benefit from exceptional scale and flexibility.”
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