Former Heart Kent and Invicta Radio presenter James Heming is joining Sittingbourne’s community radio station 106.9 SFM.
James presented Breakfast for nearly two decades in Kent having joined Invicta FM in 1997, taking over as the main presenter on The Morning Zoo in 2000.
He told RadioToday: “What a time to hop on board and help a superb station do what they do best. Now more than ever SFM is an absolute lifeline for Sittingbourne’s community and proves local radio is very much alive and well.
Personally, I can’t wait to be back on a Kent radio station over the Easter weekend. I couldn’t be happier!”
Pete Flynn, Station Manager at 106.9 SFM, added: “It has taken a little while to make this happen but it will definitely be worth the wait. When we knew James was available we knew we had to get him on board in some shape or form, back on the air again here in Kent.
“We are pulling out all the stops this Easter weekend to entertain those that are at home. We have called this weekend our #StayAtHomeWeekender, so that’s what our listeners should do!
“We will be making sure that we bring entertainment to not only those following government advice but also the key workers and NHS staff that we owe our thanks to. All our presenters, including James, will be broadcasting from their homes and will be for the foreseeable future, so it’s important that our listeners do the same: stay at home, put the radio on, stay safe and protect our NHS.
“This will be a great opportunity for James’s fans across Kent to be reunited with one of their favourite broadcasters. He is a hugely likable guy with a natural ability to say what everyone else is thinking. We have all grown up with James on the radio every weekday morning, so it will be great to hear him back On Air again as part of the #StayAtHomeWeekender.”
James’s first show on 106.9 SFM will be from 11:00am this Friday (10th April) and again from 11:00am on Bank Holiday Monday (13th April).