Southern FM DJ Danny Pike will replace Gordon Astley on BBC Southern Counties Radio. Danny, who has spent 17 years at Southern FM, will take up his new post on the midmorning programme in May.
The news will put an end to a Facebook campaign set up to reinstate Gordon after he left Southern Counties at the beginning of February, despite being under contract until April.
Helen Deller, a spokeswoman for BBC South and South East, said: "We are very excited Danny has decided to join the station. He really is the voice of Sussex and will be a fantastic addition."