Janice Long to stay past summer at Radio Wales

Former Radio 1 and Radio 2 presenter Janice Long is to become a permanent part of BBC Radio Wales’ evening schedule after joining the station for the summer.

She’s been presenting a Summer Nights programme Mondays to Thursdays from Wrexham – it’s understood the new show will continue to feature live sessions from big names and provide a platform for Welsh artists.

Radio Wales is also going to broadcast a new six-part sitcom next February, which will be written by and star Gavin & Stacey’s Ruth Jones. Called Splott, it will be set in the Cardiff district of the same name and be about the life of a single mum.

Ruth Jones says: “Let’s be honest, who can’t help but love the name Splott. A name made more loveable by the fact that it’s a real place nestled in the heart of Wales’s capital. I’m so excited to be playing a strong gutsy Cardiffian in what I hope is going to be a refreshingly daft and silly sit com on Radio Wales.”

Colin Paterson, Editor of Radio Wales says: “Ruth is one of the biggest comedy talents of her generation; I couldn’t be more pleased that she has agreed to work with Radio Wales. And welcoming Janice in as a permanent part of the existing line-up shows we’re serious about bringing our audience the biggest names.”

Other changes to the schedule see a new Sunday morning show from September, initially presented by Lucy Owen. This will be followed by Owen Money’s Solid Gold Sunday over Sunday lunchtime.

Posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 4:28 pm by RadioToday UK

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