Smooth Radio is launching its national Drive show with Angie Greaves this week as a number of regional presenters leave the network.
The brand will keep the majority of its current breakfast presenters with just one moving from Drive to Breakfast.
Global (and Communicorp) previously announced Breakfast would be networked at some point this year, but later changed strategy to network Drive instead.
Therefore, last week saw final regional Drive shows for Clive Warren (north east), John Mellis (Glasgow), Charlie Jordan (west midlands), Ian Brannan (east midlands), and Tim Littlechild (Lakes).
Carlos, host of the north west drive show, presented his last show on 16th August before taking two weeks Leave. He’s now doing Breakfast on Heart 70s.
John Pye, who hosted Smooth (and Lakeland) Radio breakfast, is no longer on a daily show as Tim Littlechild moves from Drive.
Connect FM, which has plans to rebrand as Smooth Radio in the near future, is still operating as usual.
— Angie Greaves (@AngieGreaves) September 2, 2019
So as Angie take over Drive, the breakfast presenters on the Smooth network are:
- East Midlands: Gareth Evans
- West Midlands: Nigel Freshman
- London: Gary King
- North East: Steve Colman
- North West: Darren Parks
- Scotland: John McCauley
- Lake District: Tim Littlechild