talkSPORT signs Colin Murray for daytime

BBC Radio 5 live presenter Colin Murray is joining talkSPORT to host the daily 10am till 1pm mid-morning show, as replacement for Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

Richard Keys and Andy Gray quit the show last month for more television work but will continue with the station at weekends.

Colin will take up his new gig on Monday 12th August, debating daily sporting issues and interviewing guests, marking an end to his programmes at 5 live.

He’s been working for the BBC’s news and sports station since 2006, most notable for hosting Fighting Talk on a Saturday morning and was recently re-united with his former Radio 1 co-host Edith Bowman for a new weekend show.

talkSPORT Programme Director Liam Fisher told RadioToday: “Colin Murray is a hugely talented sports broadcaster who brings further experience and creativity to our fantastic line-up.

“Our investment in sports rights and presenters continues to prove a winning combination and Colin’s addition comes at an exciting time following unparalleled exclusive British & Irish Lions coverage and the return of the Barclays Premier League next month.”

Colin Murray said:”I’m truly excited about creating this programme, and I hope it will become the morning ‘go to’ for UK sports fans. I will be joined by fascinating and knowledgeable guests every day offering up different opinions on issues and topics that you want to hear about throughout the week.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working on my 5 live shows and with the BBC team and look forward to continuing my relationship with BBC Sport TV and 6 Music.”

Jonathan Wall, Controller of BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra tweeted: “Pleased for colin murray at his new role at talk. He leaves with our best wishes and thanks. Lots of fun now to see who we put on f talk!”

Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 8:13 am by RadioToday staff

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