A new radio station is launching in London this weekend with Neil Fox and Pat Sharp on the schedule.
Thames Radio, owned by Nation Broadcasting, will be on the London 2 DAB multiplex and play the greatest hits. The station says it is bringing back the heyday of Capital Radio in the 80s and 90s.
Neil will be on air each Saturday morning whilst Patman will present a Sunday morning show.
Neil Fox said: “I can’t wait to get back on-air in the greatest city on earth! Playing London’s all-time Favourite songs and being able to talk about everything that’s happening in the place in which I live, and love, as well as being re-united with some great friends and colleagues from the past, is going to be an absolute blast. This is the station I have wanted to listen to for years, but it simply didn’t exist. Until now!”
Neil hasn’t been on-air since he was arrested after his Magic breakfast show in September 2014. He was later cleared of all charges.
Pat Sharp said; “For me, being on air once more at a station that will live and breathe London, could actually cap it all. Patman is getting set to play on the Thames again!”
The station’s launch is being overseen by former Smooth Radio Programme Director Chris Stevens who said; “Playing London’s Greatest Hits alongside London news, traffic and weather, presented by some of London’s best known radio voices is, we believe, a winning formula and we hope London’s listeners will warmly welcome their new radio station”.
Thames Radio marks the first time Nation Broadcasting has expanded to operate a London only station. Founder Jason Bryant said; “As London’s existing music stations have moved to become UK-wide services, we see an opportunity to introduce a truly London-focussed, great music and personality driven radio service to the world’s greatest capital city. We’re so excited to bring Neil and Pat back to London’s airwaves, and we look forward to welcoming further big names to Thames in the coming months”.