Breakfast and Drive changes at BBC Radio Kent

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BBC Radio Kent breakfast show presenter John Warnett is moving to Drivetime from November 5th after 23 years waking up the county.

A new incoming breakfast presenter, yet to be announced by the station, will join as Anna Cookson’s new co-host.

BBC Radio Kent Editor, Gordon Davidson, says: “John’s new show will get the county talking with a mix of news, debate and most importantly, John putting the world to rights in his own inimitable way.

“There have been lots of conversations about when the time was right to make the changes with John and we’ll announce his Breakfast replacement soon. But I can say they have huge shoes to fill! There are very few broadcasters who can cope with the kind of Breakfast show John has been presenting…never mind for over two decades. He is a true Kent legend.”

John Warnett adds: “Our listeners have always been at the heart of what I’ve done on Breakfast. They don’t get access to the decision makers and I’ve always tried to put the questions I think they would ask. I’m hoping many of them will be able to join me on my new show and we can renew our close partnership in discussing the big issues of the day. We won’t always agree but we’ll always part as friends.”

John joins current news presenter Lauren Troup from November 5th, with Anna Cookson’s new Breakfast co-host will be announced shortly.



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4 Comments
  1. Mike Rose says

    I bet it’s Ian Collins

  2. Mr Boltar says

    So Steve N Allen has got the push from the drivetime already? He’s only been doing it a short while. Perhaps he’s the new breakfast host.

    I wonder if this was Warnetts choice or management decided they needed a change after 23 years.

  3. Carole McFarlane says

    Oh dear I am sorry John will be moving . I have enjoyed his presentations for years and won’t be able to listen to him and this new time . I sincerely hope the move was his choice and not management and other presenters .

  4. w tyrell says

    Was he pushed? I had thought Steve n Allen/Lauren Troup was a good combination that worked from the start. Breakfast replacement? Rajdeep Sandhu: who is obviously being fast tracked….will mean 2 women but fulfills other overriding objective.

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