Eddie Mair confirmed for LBC from September

LBC has confirmed it’s hired Radio 4 PM presenter Eddie Mair to do a new show on the commercial station from September.

It follows his news yesterday that he was leaving the BBC after more than 30 years.

The Global station hasn’t yet said which programme Eddie will be presenting, but says it will announce more details over the next few weeks.

Eddie says: “LBC has established itself as a ground-breaking broadcaster. Innovative, informed and fun with appointment-to-listen shows and a reputation for setting the agenda. Its growth has been driven by bosses and staff who are passionate about radio, which is why I am eager to get started.”

James Rea, Managing Editor of LBC, added: “Eddie is hugely respected broadcaster and I’m absolutely delighted he’s joining LBC. He will be a fantastic addition to our formidable line-up. I know Eddie’s new show will be exceptional when it launches in September.”

Mair joined the BBC in 1987 after a few years with commercial station Radio Tay in Dundee. He worked at BBC Radio Scotland before a move to 5 live in the 90s and later Radio 4.

The presenter was revealed last summer to earn between £300,000 and £350,000 a year for his work at the BBC. Reports today in The Times suggest Global is paying him around double his BBC salary to work for them.

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Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 9:35 am by UK - Reporter

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3 Comments
  1. Joe Smith says

    Oh dear what a come down for Eddie Mair.

  2. Radio Geordie says

    Funny isn’t it?
    The BBC presenters pay gets released to the public, there’s a massive outcry.
    Same presenter leaves the BBC for a commercial outfit whose almost doubled his pay, not one person thinks its disgusting.
    It also proves the point of why the BBC presenters pay should not have been released, unless the commercial outfits do likewise. It was argued that it would make it easier for the big commercial corporations to deliberately outbid the Beeb. Case in point.

  3. Martin C says

    So he’s leaving the BBC for LBC. Huh! Didn’t realise he is a Conservative.

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