Sam Walker is taking over drivetime on BBC Radio Manchester from next February, replacing Phil Trow.
Sam first joined the station in 2006, and has recently been working at 5 live covering maternity for Anna Foster but will head back to the station not in her previous slot on mid-morning, but on drive.
This plus recent changes at the station means BBC Radio Manchester has an almost entirely new weekday schedule, with Allan Beswick leaving breakfast for the late show, Phil Trow swapping drivetime for breakfast and late show host Alison Butterworth moving to breakfast with Phil.
Sam says: “I’m really excited to be starting drive time on a station I’ve been part of for the best part of decade. And what a treat to be able to mix serious news with lighter items – all mixed in with some great music – roll on the New Year!”
BBC Radio Manchester Editor Kate Squire says: “Sam is a great signing for us on drive time, she’s full of life and fun, and our listeners know and love her, most recently from our mid-morning show- on drive there’s a great mix of news and music which will be right up Sam’s street.”
As well as working for BBC Radio Manchester, Sam hosted breakfast on Real Radio for eight months 2012, before which she was at Key 103 and Xfm.