Former Radio 1 presenter Edith Bowman is to host a new weekly Thursday night music show on BBC Radio Scotland from next month.
Edith, who spent 11 years at Radio 1 before her departure last year, will be on 9-11pm each week with a show called The Quay Sessions from 4th June.
The programme will feature interviews and music performances and will be pre-recorded on Wednesday nights in front of a live audience in BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay reception area in Glasgow. The guests on the first show will be Scottish group Texas.
Edith said: “I can’t wait to start The Quay Sessions. Having two hours every week on BBC Radio Scotland to celebrate live music is a dream. The show is going to be our very own gig made up of the most wonderful mixture of homegrown and international artists. Scotland has such a wealth of musical talent – it’s so exciting to have the opportunity to showcase that.”
Jeff Zycinski, Head of Radio at BBC Scotland, added: “This new weekly programme on BBC Radio Scotland will be an exciting showcase for new and established talent. We have a brilliant team of producers in Glasgow and everyone one of them is keen to ensure the programme covers the breadth of genres where live music is flourishing. Having Edith Bowman as the presenter is the icing on the cake, because she’ll bring her own wit, warmth and passion to the show. I can’t think of a better week to launch The Quay Sessions than during this special week when we’re celebrating so much of what the BBC offers music lovers.”
Before joining Radio 1, Edith co-hosted the Hit Music Sunday show on Capital FM with Cat Deeley in 2001-2. She joined Radio 1 alongside Colin Murray in 2003 on weekend mornings before moving to weekday afternoons the following year. Between 2008 and 2012 she was a mainstay of the Radio 1 weekend schedule before taking over the Radio 1 Review Show for her final couple of years with the station.