Xfm London is changing its weekend schedule in the new year, including hiring television presenter former Capital DJ Dave Berry to host a new Saturday afternoon show. Dave will take-over from Graeme Smith starting January 5th.
In addition to his recent Capital show, Dave also hosted the Vodafone Live Hour on the commercial radio network. He has most recently been fronting various television programmes for Channel 4 including Football Anthems and Home Made.
Dave Berry said "I feel as if I have been out in a cold harsh musical wilderness and all of a sudden Xfm have pressed my head into its ample bosom and now everything is warm and good again."
In other news, Scotland’s Martin Bate is taking over the networked Friday night rock show, and soon-to-leave Ian Camfield will host a show live from his new station, K-ROCK in New York. Jon Hillcock will also be taking over the Saturday night show full time from 9pm till 1am.
Xfm London’s Programme Director Adam Uytman said ‘Dave’s unique London charm and cheeky persona will be a great addition to the weekend line-up. His show will include great music, lots of humour, sporting updates – basically everything that you want on a Saturday afternoon! It is also fantastic news that we are retaining Ian Camfield as he is a very popular DJ and his show coming live from New York will add a whole new dimension — I think that the weekend schedule is looking great. ’