Capital FM’s weekend specialist DJ Andi Durrant has announced he’s decided to leave the station pending a ‘new radio home’, to be announced shortly.
Andi has been with the network since 2011 and makes up a number of the specialist hours the station broadcasts. Now his weekend slots of midnight till 3am will be filled with Craig David’s new hour long show from Miami, and playlist music, according to Capital FM’s website
In leaving the show, Andi writes: “As in any relationship that gets a bit rocky, it’s best to split up while you can still be good friends” when discussing the music played by the station.
He also explained why he decided to leave: “Capital is an incredible station with some brilliant talent both on-air and behind the scenes – but since launching as a national brand, they’ve really focused on a hit music output. As a commercial operation this makes perfect sense and they’ve increased the audience loads, but it’s naturally led to the occasional clash, with my passion lying in discovering new music and fighting hard to support electronic artists. Sometimes you’ve got to do what your heart says right?”
Andi will now take time out to finish a backlog of remixes before announcing his next move.
A Global Radio spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Andi Durrant has decided to step down from his Saturday and Sunday shows on Capital FM. Over the years, Andi has done a fantastic job hosting on the weekends. We’d like to thank him for all of his hard work and dedication during his time with us and wish him the best of luck with all of his future projects.”