New breakfast show at Capital North East
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New breakfast show at Capital North East

Capital FM in the North East of England has a new breakfast show from this morning as the drivetime crew move to mornings.

The 105-106 Capital Breakfast Show will now be presented by Bodg, Matt and JoJo, who replace Steve and Karen following news of their move to Metro Radio in the Spring.

The show will continue to be produced by Matt Bailey, who’s been at the Global Radio owned station since last summer. 24-year old JoJo Hatfield also joined Capital last year as drivetime traffic and travel presenter – she was a long-running contestant on ITV’s ‘Take Me Out’ too. Bodg started out at Oxford’s Passion 107.9 before joining Capital NE as drivetime host.

Programme Controller Giles Eyre-Tanner told “Bodg, Matt and JoJo are an exciting team who will bring a fresh new approach to breakfast in the North East with a strong regional flavour. We are delighted to announce them as the new breakfast show line-up and look forward to them waking up the North East.”

Rob Howard from Capital Birmingham’s weekend line-up is listed on the Capital NE website as taking over the drivetime show from today (Tuesday).

Steve Furnell and Karen Wight announced their departure from the station last summer after a number of years at Capital and its predecessor Galaxy. They’re due to start at the Bauer-owned Metro Radio in Newcastle later this year after doing their last show at Capital on 23 December.

0 15 2001 03 January, 2012 Station News Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012


  1. Michael

    Theres a qualification to be part of a winning radio team – Was on “take me out” as a desperate single lass.

  2. Steve & Karen Fan

    I won’t be listening to Capital breakfast anymore.   Can’t stand Bodg’s voice. Sorry!

  3. KarenM

    Shock, first day back at work, got in car and didn’t hear Steve and Karen to accompany me on my hour’s commute.  Listened to the new guys to give them a chance but sorry, didn’t like it.  Have now re-tuned my radio to metro.

  4. Foodmatters07

    Always tuned in to Galaxy/Capital for the last 10 years,moving to Metro we need Northeast DJs in the morning.

  5. Rikkifyfe84

    Can’t stand the new Capitol north east line up i have an hour and a half of radio every morning and that will now be spent with metro and Steve and Karen,

  6. Marktt

    Hated the new guys. Tried too hard, weren’t funny, big let down for Capital. Have to say Capital’s now lost a listener. 

  7. G to tha Jo

    There is a lot of energy from the new team which is nice to hear. I think it is hard to say the show isn’t working after just a few days. Let them find their feet :) Steve and Karen an almighty task for any presenter to follow, especially those relatively new to the industry. Brian and Anna struggled a little bit on Metro when Tony Horne left but that was mainly because listeners expected the same show .. with just Brian instead of Tony. 

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