Jazz records founder Eddie Piller and acclaimed young stand-up comic Russell Kane from BBC Radio 2 and Big Brother's Big Mouth are to join all new Q Radio which launches on June 2nd.
Eddie will host a weekly Friday night show featuring guests and anecdotes drawn from nearly 30 years in music business, from his days as a label manager at the legendary Stiff records, through the launch of his Acid Jazz label, his seminal Blue Note nightclub in Hoxton and beyond.
Eddie’s radio career started with a show on Jazz FM before moving to BBC Radio London and BBC 6 music, where he hosted the BBC Funk & Soul show amongst others. He has compiled over 100 albums for a variety of labels including Blue Note, Salsoul, Polydor, Sanctuary and of course, Acid Jazz which hit the heights with bands like Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Galliano, JTQ, Terry Callier, Gregory Isaacs, Mother Earth and Corduroy.
Eddie said: “I am really excited about being part of Q Radio. We have a unique opportunity here to create a really special station with vision.”
Joining Eddie on the re-launched Q Radio will be acclaimed stand-up, writer and performer Russell Kane.
Russell will present a weekly Sunday show which will be fast-paced and spontaneous and characterised by his unique sharp wit which has made him a firm favourite on the comedy circuit.
Finally, for the moment, RadioToday.co.uk can reveal Xfm south Wales head of music Emma Newman will also join the station from launch.