DJ Spoony to make BBC Radio 2 debut

Former Kiss, Radio 1 and 5 live presenter DJ Spoony is hosting his first show for BBC Radio 2 this month.

He’ll cover for Craig Charles on the station’s funk and soul House Party show on Saturday 16th February, 10pm-midnight.

Spoony was first heard on 90s pirate station London Underground before forming the ‘Dreem Team’ with Mikee B and Timmi Magic on Kiss 100 and Galaxy before joining Radio 1 in early 2000.

On his own he hosted Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast show 2003-2006 as well as presenting the 606 football phone-in on 5 live. More recently he’s been on Ministry of Sound Radio as well as his work as a club DJ and producer – and as a presenter on Premier League TV.

DJ Spoony said: “I cannot wait to bring the ‘good groove’ to Craig’s House Party. His record box is legendary no doubt so I’m looking forward to playing tracks you might expect and some you definitely won’t!”

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15 Comments
  1. Mark Budgen says

    Lots of innits after the Big Band Show.

    Radio 2 hasn’t a clue.

    1. Mr Boltar says

      Cos like iz youz dissin him blood init yeah?

      I wonder when he’ll grow up and use his real name at some point.

      1. Mark Budgen says

        Never innit, is cool man innit.

  2. Mike Rose says

    A nice friendly natural manner about Spoony a good choice to cover Craig.

  3. ciaran flavin says

    Could he please use his real name for radio 2. DJ Spoony does not sound right for any station. It is a clubbing name.

    1. Mark Budgen says

      Innit. Wicked man. Innit.

    2. Joe Smith says

      Nah let’s have DJ Spoony replacing DJ Craigy on after DJ Willy and before DJ Anay. That will make Radio 2 appeal to the yoof audience won’t it?

      1. AlexaPlayDespacito says

        Radio is modernising. The average age of a BBC Radio 2 listener is 52 – it’s a long-overdue effort to push away the anoraks and bring in some much needed diversity, youth and refreshed content.

        Move on. You got old. I’m sorry. It’s not meant for you anymore.

        1. Joe Smith says

          That could be their new strapline “Radio 2, it’s not meant for you anymore”.

          You should be in PR. You have a way with words and you don’t let intelligent thought get in the way of them.

      2. Mr Boltar says

        Whatever happened to MCs? Thought they were higher up the pecking order to the gimps who just pressed “Play” on the record decks. I guess times have changed.

  4. Eddie Stuart says

    There’s too much crossover with BBC R1 these days.

    They’re not the same audience – is the BBC overdoing a bit of updating? I’d say “Yes”

  5. Mike says

    Every time Spoony pops up on radio – thankfully rather less these days – you think “this can’t be for real can it?” He was so bad on Five Live yet it looks like the Beeb are determind to find him something to do.

  6. Dj says

    Sick man SICK

  7. delakota555 says

    Who’s next for Radio 2? Tim Westwood, Pete Tong, Vernon Kaye, Lisa I’Anson? Actually the last one isn’t likely to happen as there was a bit of a scandal there!

    Why is UK radio so (I’m too well mannered and polite to write it here but if you grew up in the 80s you will remember a certain Saturday morning show interview with 5 Star and a rogue caller, well what he said!)?

    1. Joe Smith says

      It’s obvious, DJ Knifey and DJ Forky on a show hosted by DJ Platey!

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