Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay to go national on Capital
Capital’s new networked breakfast show has been confirmed as Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay – the current presenters for Capital Breakfast in London.
The London show will replace all local and regional breakfast shows in England – as previously announced – on April 8th.
Roman, Vick and Sonny will replace Dave & Miranda on Capital Brighton, Jono & Emily on Capital South Coast, Rob & Matilda on Capital Birmingham, Dino, Pete & Tyles on Capital East Midlands, Rob Ellis, Rachel Burke-Davies & Wingman on Capital Manchester, Adam, Gemma & Dylan on Capital Liverpool, Adam & JoJo on Capital Yorkshire, Bodg, Matt & Hannah on Capital North East, Matt Lissack & Polly James on Capital South Wales, Ben Shepphard on Capital North Wales, Des Clarke, Steven & Amy on Capital Scotland and Tatum & Mike on 2BR.
There will be 10 Drive programmes in the new enlarged regions – plus London – which are South, Central, North West (Manchester/Lancashire), Liverpool, Yorkshire, North East, Scotland plus three in Wales.
Here’s who’s doing what:
In Manchester, Rob Ellis, Rachel Burke-Davies & Wingman move to the new time slot of 4pm – 7pm, which can also be heard on the new Capital Lancashire.
In Liverpool, Dylan Evans joins Graeme Smith for a new drive time show, with local DJ and producer Anton Powers doing an hour every Thursday and Friday from 6pm – 7pm.
Adam O’Neill & JoJo Kelly will host Capital Yorkshire’s new drive time show and Dave Goodings and Miranda Burns become the new hosts of drive across the South Coast.
In the North West and North Wales, Ben Sheppard will host the new drive time show.
In Scotland, Des Clarke moves to a brand new drive time show on Capital’s sister station, Heart, while Garry Spence continues to host Capital Scotland drive.
Elsewhere across the UK, Tom Watts and Claire Chambers from Capital East Midlands host drive time in East Midlands and Birmingham, Martin Lowes continues to host drive on Capital North East and Josh Andrews and Kally Davies continue to present drive in South Wales.
In North Wales, Alistair James, Kev Bach and Cerian Griffith continue to host their breakfast, afternoon and weekend shows respectively on Capital Cymru.
Ant Payne continues as the host of Capital drive in London.
In related news, Capital South Wales breakfast co-host Polly James is moving to host a new show on Radio X.
Capital network presenters also include Lauren Layfield on early breakfast, Will Manning hosts mid-mornings, Aimee Vivian in the afternoon, Jimmy Hill with the brand new Capital evening show and Marvin Humes hosting Capital’s late show. At the weekend Capital network presenters include Rob Howard, Will Cozens, JJ, Sarah Story, Rio Fredrika, The Bassman and Niall Gray.
Ashley Tabor OBE, Founder & Executive President of Global, told RadioToday about the changes: “This is a historic moment for Capital, Global, the commercial radio sector and for Roman and the team personally. Since he joined Capital five years ago, Roman has worked hard to rise up the card and has created a massively entertaining show that is adored by artists and listeners alike.
“I’m exceptionally proud to see Roman, Vick and Sonny go nationwide with their no.1 commercial breakfast show – I’m sure this will become an appointment-to-listen show for listeners across the UK.”
Here are a bunch of new photos for the new shows: