The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
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The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

The big day has arrived for Chris Evans and his team at BBC Radio 2. One of the biggest events of the year no less, as Chris takes over the biggest breakfast show in the UK, on BBC Radio 2.

Chris said yesterday in a television interview he couldn't wait to get on-air and start the programme, which he described as a family show for everyone.

Talking about the man he is replacing, Chris said Let's forget the names, and let's do a show for everyone. If you're seven, or 107, or anywhere in between or either side, we want to do a family show, that the family can listen to."

Terry Wogan's listeners were known as TOGs (Terry's Old Geezers and Gals), and there has been some rumours of the audience now being know as COGS, or CYGS, for Chris' Young Geezers and Gals.

Chris said the music will be the same, the amount of records will be the same as Terry, but the show will start 30 minutes earlier and end at 9:30am. His newsreader is none other than the legendry BBC Newsreader Moira Stewart.

Simon Mayo will take over Chris' old drivetime slot from 5pm till 7pm whilst Richard Bacon also starts his new show today.

The first song is being described as a milestone – with bookmakers even taking bets on what will be played first at 7am. It turned out to be All You Need is Love by The Beatles.

The Guardian is [link=]blogging[/link] on the first show too, if you want to keep an eye on it as well as an ear.

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0 0 453 10 January, 2010 Station News 11:19 pm 20101 Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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