Life after FM for digital Kerrang! Radio
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Life after FM for digital Kerrang! Radio

As Kerrang! 105.2 enters its final full day of FM broadcasting, RadioToday brings you details of the digital-only Kerrang! Radio.

kerrangradioA new schedule will kick in from Monday, with current drive-time host Kate Lawler taking over Breakfast.

All content will come from London with most of it voicetracked.

Kate said: “This is a brave new dawn for Kerrang! Radio and I can’t wait to kick-start listeners’ week days with a rock and roll wakeup call! The whole team is really excited about the awesome new line-up for the station – believe me we are all gonna be ready to rock from June 17th!”

Jake Thomson will do middays and Loz Guest will host afternoon ‘drive’ 2-6pm whilst Johnny Doom will present the evening show from 7pm. Johnny will also present a weekend dose of the Rock n Roll Years on Sundays 10am-2pm where he will play songs from one particular year over the past four decades.

Other parts of the new schedule includes Alex Baker presenting two regular shows – The Unsigned Show (Sundays 7pm-10pm) and The Alex Baker Show (Saturdays 2pm-6pm).

The Kerrang! Chart with Dan Hudson will air each Saturdays 10am-2pm and Klub Kerrang! with Katie Parsons will be broadcast on Saturdays 7pm-10pm.

Ric Blaxill, Music and Content Director, Kerrang! Radio, said: “We’re really proud to reveal this fantastic new presenter line-up for Kerrang! It’s just what fans are looking for – great rock music delivered by much loved, well-known, funny and passionate DJs.”

The changes to Kerrang!, available on DAB and online, see it come more into line with the artists featured in Kerrang! magazine – from Paramore, Biffy Clyro, and Frank Turner to Don Broco, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Muse.

Kerrang!’s 105.2 frequency in the West Midlands will be a simulcast of Planet Rock from London from Friday afternoon.

Rock Dog and the Rocking Horse do not feature in the new schedule.



0 7 347 13 June, 2013 Station News Thursday, June 13th, 2013

7 comments

  1. H

    Sounds like putting a spin on nicking the frequency for a granddad radio station and trying to put together a digital only station on the cheap in the aftermath.

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  2. Radio Geordie

    Would this be down to the presenters still having contracts?
    As there is no room on Planet Rock for them (apart from overnight) so have them voice-track their shows until their contracts are up.

    Sacking the presenters would cost too much.

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