Scottish television presenter, stand-up comedian and Xfm Scotland drivetime host Des Clarke is to front the breakfast show on Galaxy Scotland.
The new station launches next week, which will see Des team up with a new co-host Vanessa Motion from 6am till 10am each weekday. The new schedule will also see current Xfm weekend jock Garry Spence take over drivetime.
It's not the first time Des will have woken up Scotland, as he was the original breakfast presenter on Beat 106 for three years.
On TV, he hosted the Saturday morning programme SM:TV Live and is now presenting BBC 2's Sportsround. On the comedy circuit, Des has performed his own sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Des said: "The launch of Galaxy is a real shot in the arm for Scottish radio and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. It’s a great station with a proven record of success and a passionate team behind it. It is a real buzz to be involved in such a key role and it marks the start of an exciting new chapter in my career. To be honest, waiting for it all to kick off feels like the build up to Christmas morning – I can’t wait to get started!"
Vanessa Motion has worked for a number of radio stations including Radio Tay and Radio Borders.
Garry Spence started his career at MFR in Inverness and then spent three successful years at Vibe 105 – 108.
Galaxy’s group programme director Mike Cass said: "I am delighted that Des, Vanessa and Garry are joining Galaxy Scotland. I couldn’t ask for three more talented and enthusiastic presenters and I know that our new 20-something Scottish audience will love them! The whole Galaxy team is really excited about launching the station next week."
Galaxy Scotland will launch on Saturday 8th November taking over 105.7 and 106.1 MHz from Xfm – which will continue to be available as a feed of the London station on DAB only.