TeamRock hires Planet Rock’s Nicky Horne
Nicky Horne is making the move from Planet Rock to TeamRock, the new national digital rock station to host evenings.
He’ll present The Classic Rock Show every weekday evening from 6pm till 9pm, having been at Planet Rock for the last eight years. Nicky was previously at BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Virgin, and was part of the original line-up at Capital Radio.
Breakfast on the station will be presented by TeamRock Head of Radio Hugh Evans, under his on-air name of Moose. His former producer at Real XS Russ Collington, known as Dewsbury, will host afternoons.
Tests start on Digital One tomorrow, May 1st.
The daytime output will offer classic, current and new rock music, whilst the evening and weekends will broadcast a range of specialist programmes that both mirror the magazines portfolio now owned by the company, as well as providing a platform for new and unsigned artists that are the heroes of tomorrow. These shows include ‘The Metal Hammer Show’, ‘The Classic Rock Show’, and specialist shows for Prog, Blues and AOR.
Commenting on his new rock gig, Nicky said: “Almost 40 years to the day since beginning my broadcasting career I’m excited to be joining a great team who are quite simply building a ground-breaking radio station and an innovative business which will transform the listeners’ interaction and offer rock music like no other”.
Moose said: “TeamRock Radio is not just another rock station, we will play the greatest rock music from established to new, current to breaking and weave it together with a true passion for rock music. Quite simply, you will hear more of the great rock music in the world on TeamRock.
Our studios in the bunker at Blue Fin in Southwark will begin test transmissions on the 1st May. We hope rock fans will like it. We also have more presenters to announce in the next couple of weeks”