The cash-strapped Emap radio group is to a launch a new networked evening show across its 9 FM stations in the North of England from later this month. RadioToday.co.uk has learnt that Rich and Luce, who currently present evenings on Rock FM and Key 103, are to front the new "In Demand" show from April 23rd.
The programme will be networked on Rock FM, Key 103, Radio City, Hallam FM, Radio Aire, Viking FM, TFM, Metro Radio and CFM – as well as being on digital station The Hits.
It's a return to the Carlisle airwaves for one half of the duo – Richard Clarke got his break in radio on CFM's Evening Show before moving on to Wyvern and Trent FM. It was at Trent where Richard teamed up with Lucy Horobin, and they moved from GCap to Emap earlier this year.
Steve King, Emap Radio Group Programme Director, told RadioToday.co.uk: "In Demand will feature new music, showbiz gossip and great all-star interviews, serving up audiences a huge slice of glamour and excitement in the evening."
Over the last few months Emap have been making significant numbers of staff redundant from radio stations all over the group, following profit warnings. There has also been speculation that the publishing company would break up its radio division and sell stations off.
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