Alex Lester returns to overnights with Thames

Former Radio 2 overnight presenter Alex Lester is to return to the time slot by making programmes for London digital station Thames Radio.

Alex, who’s starting on weekday breakfast at BBC WM later this month, will begin on the DAB service for the capital this coming Monday night (6th March 2017).

The station also features presenters including Neil Fox, Pat Sharp, Tony Blackburn and Neil Francis.

Alex left his ‘After Midnight’ show on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year as part of changes to overnight programming at the station.

Thames Radio’s owner Nation Broadcasting says the Dark Lord will be “the new voice of overnights across the capital”. Like much of Thames Radio’s output, the show isn’t expected to be live. The station says he will be bringing back features from his Radio 2 show including the ‘Half Time Hooter’ and ‘Ramp up the Camp’.

Alex says: “I’m delighted to join the team at Thames Radio. Once again when it’s dark, I’m on the radio with the Best Time Of The Day Show, as I’ve always called it.”

Thames Radio’s Programme Director Neil Greenslade added: “It makes perfect sense to add Alex to our all-star line-up of presenters on Thames Radio. We’re very much looking forward to Alex’s Radio 2 listeners coming across to Thames Radio and joining us for a unique mix of chat and London’s greatest hits. Alex can then hand over his overnight audience to Neil Fox for London’s Most Music Breakfast show, underlining our commitment to making radio in London great again.”

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