July 24, 2014

Kid Jensen joins BBC Sussex and Surrey

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BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey has hired in some well-known cover presenters for the next few weeks, including David Kid Jensen.

The Kid, most recently host of Smooth Radio’s afternoon drive show, will cover the Saturday Mid-Morning Show on 19th and 26th April.

David started his career at Radio Luxembourg, before moving to BBC Radio 1. He then went on to present at stations including Capital and Heart.

In addition, David Hamilton will cover the Sunday Request Show from Midday-3pm on Sunday 6th April.

Finally, Jeni Barnett will present the Mid-Morning Show for three weeks from Monday 31st March, whilst regular host Danny Pike covers BBC Sussex Breakfast.

Commenting on the news, Jeni said: “I couldn’t be happier! Brighton has the sea, a perfect French coffee shop next to the studio, a great team, and superior listeners I’m told. I can’t wait to get going”.

In recent years, Jeni presented the Afternoon Show on LBC, before moving to BBC London.

Commenting on the news, Assistant Editor Mark Carter told RadioToday.co.uk: “I’m delighted to welcome such high profile presenters to BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey. They are all local, so really know the area that they are broadcasting to and I’m sure they’ll prove a hit with listeners old and new”.

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 4:53 pm by .

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  • MP

    Jeni Barnett on BBC Surrey? It’s bad enough she’s allowed to cover for Vanessa Feltz on BBC London. I’m sure the ‘Kid’ will be good and free from the shackles of the Smooth format.

  • Wave Diggins

    I think DAvid Jensun is a good presenter and shuld be on THE BBC and well done to David Jensan he is good

    • Digg Waveins

      And That True Wright Now Please

  • Rev P Jackson

    And I’ll tell you more on my fantastic progrum on BBC Glos this thursday….do join me.You will?Oh goooood!

  • Andy Wastage

    The Kid used to do a great networked show on minidisc yeh?Yeh?He made it easy on…er there goes the old memory again….music on the way from UB40

  • Steve Norton

    Now that Global have got their claws into Smooth its hard to tell them apart.Global radio are the broadcasting equivalent of the borg.Good Luck to David Jensen,was sad to see him go.