Night Owls and Alan Robson move to Greatest Hits Radio

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.”

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  1. I says

    So that’s just for the North East?

    1. mb23 says

      North East AM & DAB frequencies only (plus online everywhere).

    2. Radio Geordie says

      He keeps saying its on the Network – It won’t be. It’ll only be the North East.

      1. Stephen Dixon says

        Nothing concrete announced where it’ll be

        1. Pat says

          10-1 like the Liverpool show with Pete Price one would imagine.

  2. Radio Geordie says

    Are you sure they are simulcasting tonight’s show?
    I only ask because I’ve heard that some community radio stations have expressed an interest in continuing the show on their station. One I know for certain is Nova Radio (formerly NE1FM).
    Still surprised though that he hasn’t been approached by the BBC.

    1. Stephen Dixon says

      Save Nightowls Facebook page confirms similcasting

    2. mb23 says

      He wouldn’t get the same freedom on the BBC, they don’t like their phone in hosts revealing their political opinions or voting record.

      1. Andy70 says

        Spot on.

  3. Martin UTB says

    Shame. I like Sean Goldsmith. Can’t stand Alan Robson. Shouldn’t be on TFM anyway. I stopped listening to TFM the day it merged with Metro.
    Tell you what, why not move him to Radio Tyneside and Spark Sunderland, or just have him on Greatest Hits Radio Tyne &Wear 1152 and Leave Greatest Hits Radio Teesside with Sean.
    We are NOT Geordies in Teesside.

    Mind you I remember reading about the end of Night Owls before on here and it didn’t happen and no I didn’t dream it.

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