Simon Bates takes on a new breakfast show
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Simon Bates takes on a new breakfast show

Smooth presenter Simon Bates is now hosting a new separate daily breakfast show on Smooth 70s at the same time as his show on Smooth Radio.

And whilst the station isn’t shouting about the new addition to the all-70s station, they have confirmed to Radio Today that Simon is providing “a little content” for the service.

Radio Today readers have been in touch to ask if the show is a simulcast but by all accounts it appears to be voice-tracked.

Smooth 70s launched the day after boxing day last year using space previously occupied by Smooth Christmas.

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  1. Brian Winter

    I guessed that before long they would try to introduce presenters in some way. But it is such a shame they have gone for the cheapest option of voice-tracking using an existing Smooth presenter, even if in this case, he is one of the most popular, and probably most apporpriate for this type of station.

  2. Dave Wiggy Wiggins

    Please Do Not Wind Us All Up To Say That Simon Bates Is Now Doing 2 Breakfast Show At The Same Time One Is Enough Not 2 At The Same Time Please People Will Now Have To Have 2 Radios To Listen To The 2 Simon Bates Breakfast Show I Think The Smooth 70s Breakfast Show Should Be With David Kid Jensen That Would Be Far Much Better And At Ten Am Till One Pm On Smooth 70 In Weekdays Then Let Simon Bates To Do The Smooth 70s Mid Morning Show In Weekdays Please

  3. David Wiggy Wiggins

    Simon Bates Would Be Much Better If Simon Do His Breakfast Show Just On Smooth Radio Uk Then After The Ten Am Smooth Radio News Simon Bates Should Do A Live Weekdays MidMorning Show Just On Smooth 70s From Ten Am Till One Pm That Would Be So Much Better Then Just Voice Track And Pre Recorded Shows On Smooth 70s Let Simon Bates To Do A Live Mid Morning Show Live On Smooth 70s From Ten Am Till One Pm

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