A number of new presenter are joining the London DAB station Share Radio, which has also just received its first award nomination.
Money expert Sarah Pennells is joining for a Saturday morning show, Fenella Fudge joins as Head of News, Mark Johnson will co-host mornings and Linda Lewis joins for a weekend show.
Meanwhile, Ed Bowsher, Senior Analyst at Share Radio has been shortlisted in the Financial Broadcast Journalist of the Year category at the 2015 Headlinemoney Media Awards.
Donald Leggatt, Editor in Chief at Share Radio said: “Radio is a people business and I’m delighted to strengthen the quality of the Share output with such talented broadcasters. The new appointments will broaden the appeal of the channel and make us a must-listen for anyone with even half an interest in business, money and investments. It’s been an extremely successful four months since launch. Being recognised at this year’s Headlinemoney Media Awards is also a great achievement and we’re really honoured. Our aim was to create a varied and engaging radio station that helps people feel better informed and able to make financial decisions. Within months we have changed the media landscape and are being listened to in the City, by our colleagues in the media – and most importantly by Londoners.”
Sarah Pennells is a money expert, author, journalist and the creator of money website savvywoman.co.uk. She’ll host the Share Saturday Morning Show, which airs from 9am every Saturday. This three hour programme features tips, advice, guest interviews and listener call-ins.
Fenella Fudge joins Share Radio as Head of News and is also on air three days a week with bulletins each half hour. Fenella worked at BBC Radio for more than 20 years. At BBC Radio 2 she read the news on The Jeremy Vine Show, plus Ken Bruce and Steve Wright. At BBC Radio 4, Fenella was responsible for continuity announcements, Editorial Control and presented Today in Parliament, From Our Own Correspondent and The Week on Four. Fenella previously presented Morning News and was the Newsreader of the daily Breakfast Show at LBC Radio.
Mark Johnson joins as a co-presenter of Share Radio’s flagship Morning Money Show, which focuses on market-moving breaking news and company results. Mark co-presents the show alongside Sandra Kilhof. Mark was previously a BBC journalist, a Bloomberg TV editor and business and markets journalist at Dow Jones Newswire and The Press Association.
And Linda Lewis joins the Share Saturday Show, presenting her picks of the week every Saturday from noon until 1pm, before presenting Company Casebook from 1pm until 2pm. Company Casebook sees Linda visiting two businesses each week to give listeners insight into the organisations’ success. Linda previously worked for the BBC for more than 20 years as a reporter and presenter in both television and radio, including the PM programme on Radio 4. Linda also teaches journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London.