Metro Radio’s late night phone-in show Night Owls is moving to Greatest Hits Radio in August.
Metro tweeted the news on Thursday morning, along with a video testimonial from Alan Shearer who thanked Alan Robson for introducing him to Newcastle United.
The final show on Metro/TFM is taking place tonight at the earlier time of 7pm, after it was announced the show would be ending after almost 40 years on the air in the North East of England.
A number of community radio stations in the NE have announced they will also be broadcasting the last Night Owls show at the same time – for reasons unknown.
Metro Radio/TFM, Regional Content Director, Tom Haynes told RadioToday: “It’s Alan’s last show tonight on Metro tonight with a special highlights show running from 7pm-2am. As revealed to listeners on air this week, Alan will be looking to move his Night Owls show to Greatest Hits Radio North East for a Sunday super show. We look forward to welcoming Alan to our sister station later this summer.”
Watch why @alanshearer remember Alan Robson for a personal reason…
Alan Robson hosts @NightOwlsNE on @greatesthitsuk North East from August.
Hear the final show on Metro Radio tonight… from the earlier time of 7PM! pic.twitter.com/6jW8EY1OGf
— Metro Radio (@metroradiouk) June 27, 2019