Heart duo return with Connect
Jagger and Woody are back on air in Northamptonshire, just months after leaving the local Heart station following a stint of 9 years on breakfast.
The pair are doing a Saturday morning show for Connect FM, after leaving the former Northants 96 station for weekday breakfast on Real Radio in Wales.
One half of the duo, Simon Jagger, told RadioToday.co.uk: "We're really pleased to be doing the show for Connect and we've already had a few emails from people saying they were surprised to hear us back on the air in Northants so soon."
Along with colleague Chris Wood, Simon [link=http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/jagger_and_woody_to_quit_radio_show_1_896596]left Heart[/link] at the end of March, with the pair who met as kids in Oldham [link=http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/jagger_and_woody_say_goodbye_with_final_breakfast_show_1_897049]swapping Northamptonshire for South Wales[/link].
Connect FM's owned by Adventure Radio, whose Managing Director Mark Jeeves was the man who brought Jagger and Woody to Northants 96 in the first place.
"We're doing it more for Mark than anything else," says Jagger. "Real Radio have been great about us doing it and there's no overlap with our weekday breakfast gig here so it's all good. Global didn't want us to leave but with the changes that were coming up for Heart we didn't feel two blokes were right for that brand. The offer came in from Real and we just felt it was the right time to go."
In the summer Heart Northampton merged with the stations in Dunstable, Bedford and Milton Keynes to create Heart Home Counties – meaning the four local breakfast shows became one regional one.
Back in the days when GCap owned both Northants 96 and Century FM, the pair used to do a Saturday show as well on the North West regional station – which ironically is now part of GMG's Real Radio brand.