Pete Donaldson is taking over the Monday to Thursday evening show on Absolute Radio, replacing Mark Crossley who moves to weekends.
It’s the first change under the management of Content Director Tony Moorey who has recently assumed wider responsibility at the station following the departure of Clive Dickens.
Pete Donaldson’s show will feature live sessions, music interviews and requests plus a brand new album of the week feature from April 8th.
Tony Moorey: “Musically 2013 is proving to be a very exciting year, with a stronger guitar-driven music scene than we have seen for a number of years. With the space to combine Pete’s passion for upcoming artists and his razor sharp humour, evenings is set to be a great addition to the schedule.”
Pete has been hosting weekends on the station since May 2011, and currently presents the Sunday night Music Club show with Sarah Champion.
Pete Donaldson said: “I love new music, I love live music and I love being on the wireless. I’ll be reporting live at the Isle of Wight Festival again this year and I can’t wait to spend time watching and chatting to some of the music acts I admire the most. I can’t believe they pay me to do this stuff”
Elsewhere on the schedule, Sarah Champion will also take on the 90s Anthems show on Friday nights in addition to Sunday night, and whilst Rock N Roll Football takes its summer out-of season break, Sarah will be in charge of Saturday afternoons for a summer-feel show.
Vicki Blight returns to weekend breakfast and Pete Mitchell hosts a new programme on Saturday nights after the Absolute Classic Rock Party. Absolute Radio afternoon DJ Andy Bush will have an additional Sunday morning show on Absolute Radio.