Changes at Station of the Year
Recent Sony Award winning station BBC Radio Derby is revamping its weekday schedule, with Shane O'Connor taking over the breakfast show from Monday week. Shane switches from his current mid-morning slot after 5 years at the station. He's no stranger to breakfast radio in the Midlands though, having previously worked with Paul Franks to help BBC WM to its best ever breakfast Rajars.
Listeners to the station are promised a fresh, sharp and amusing sound to help them start their day in the right way, and are invited to wake up with a smile and Shane's "unique style of humour and outlook on life."
Shane tells RadioToday.co.uk: "I'm really excited about the new challenge. 'Would you like to wake up with me?' is a line I've been using for years — now hopefully I'll get slapped less often!"
Radio Derby's Managing Editor, Simon Cornes, added: "Nobody sleeps when Shane's on so it makes perfect sense for him to take over the Breakfast Show. The new programme will have all the news and information that listeners expect along with added Shane appeal. One thing it won't be is dull."
Other changes see Andy Potter present a new early show from 5am and Aleena Naylor taking over the new-look 10am-1pm show. Alex Trelinski then starts his afternoon show an hour earlier at 1pm and Ross Fletcher has the round-up of the day's news from 4pm. Sally Pepper is moved to weekends in the Saturday 9am-12noon slot.
It's just a month since Radio Derby picked up the Station of the Year (300,000 to 1 million listeners category) at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.
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