Bauer hires Al Murray for Planet Rock

Comedian and broadcaster Al Murray is joining Planet Rock to host a new weekend show called Defender of the Planet Rock Tradition

planet rock al murrayThe Pub Landlord will be on-air each Sunday morning 10am till 12pm with classic rock and regular features.

Ric Blaxill, newly appointed Music and Content Director for Planet Rock, said: “Combine Al’s talents as a great comedian and experienced broadcaster alongside his love of rock music and drumming skills, and you’ve got a brilliant addition to the Planet Rock team! His show promises to give Planet Rock listeners the perfect start to Sunday mornings.”

Al Murray said: “As the world faces a relentless assault of cardboard cut-out pop – Planet Rock is the last bastion of amps, riffs and axes, it’s an honour to be asked to do my bit.”

Murray has just completed four series of 7 Day Sunday, a look on the week’s events hosted on BBC Radio 5 Live and appeared as the guest editor for the New Year’s Day episode of The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.

Murray joins a line-up which already includes Alice Cooper, Paul Anthony, Wyatt Wendels, Darren Redick and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot.

Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 11:01 am by RadioToday

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