New London DAB station Thames Radio has hired Tony Blackburn to host a weekend show.
Tony joins Pat Sharp and Neil Fox to present his famous Saturday Soul Party, each week from 6pm till 9pm across the capital.
Tony hosted similar soul shows on Capital Gold and Radio London – a station he was recently sacked from along with BBC Radio 2 and Radio Berkshire because his version of events over a 1971 allegation does not tally with the corporation’s.
He said: ”I’m thrilled to be a part of the brand new Thames Radio, particularly as I will be playing the music I love – Soul and Motown. I’ve missed playing the music I’ve championed over the years but now, every Saturday from 6-9pm, I’ll be enjoying myself playing the music I love and hope all my fellow soul fans will enjoy “The Tony Blackburn Soul Party”.
Thames Radio launched yesterday with a Greatest Hits format on the London 2 multiplex, owned by Nation Broadcasting in Wales.
Thames Radio’s founder and Executive Chairman Jason Bryant said; “Tony brings impeccable credentials to Thames Radio – he’s been a fixture of the London radio scene for many years. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on our launch schedule. We now have the most personality based radio service in town”.
Tony also hosts weekend programmes on kmfm and Bauer’s Greatest Hits network.
Thames Radio Programme Director Chris Stevens added; “Tony is an “A- list” addition to our line-up of top London personalities playing London’s Greatest Hits. We know our listeners will give Tony a very warm Thames Radio welcome”.