Radio was alive and well in 2018 with numerous announcements on major changes to schedules, breakfast shows and more.
Most of the news towards the end of the year revealed changes from January, so in case you’ve lost track, here’s the RadioToday guide to what’s new in 2019.
January 2nd: Tom and Daisy start the new KISS FM UK Breakfast Show, whilst Neev returns to KISS mid-mornings, replacing Pandora..
January 2nd: Official launch of Virgin Radio Chill and Virgin Radio Anthems..
January 6th: New-look Official Big Top 40 Chart starts on Heart and Capital, with Will Manning..
January 6th: Total Access Top 40 starts on Wireless stations with Olivia Jones..
January 7th: Official launch of Greatest Hits Radio on FM in Liverpool and West Midlands, AM/DAB elsewhere..
January 7th: Lauren Laverne takes over 6 Music’s Breakfast Show, followed by Mary Anne Hobbs at 10.30am with Shaun Keaveny at 1pm on 6 Music..
January 7th: New Capital daytime schedule starts, with Will Manning on mid-mornings, Aimee Vivian on afternoons and Ant Payne on (London) drive..
January 12th: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie’s new Weekend Breakfast Show starts on 6 Music..
January 14th: (Radio 2 Day!) Zoe Ball starts her new breakfast show on BBC Radio 2, whilst Sara Cox starts on Drive and Jo Whiley hosts evenings followed by Trevor Nelson on Lates..
January 21st (Virgin Radio Day!): Chris Evans starts his new breakfast show on Virgin Radio..
Dates unconfirmed as yet:
- Simon Mayo announcing new radio show (January)
- Rylan Clark-Neal starts his Saturday show on BBC Radio 2 (Jan 19th) (maybe 12th?)
- Moira Stuart is joining Classic FM (February)
- Rickie, Melvin and Charlie starting at BBC Radio 1 on lates (April?)
Whatever 2019 brings – happy new year and thank you for reading RadioToday. We’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening, via our website, apps, podcasts, newsletters and emails.