All change at Hits Radio with a new daytime schedule

Tom Green is taking over mid-mornings from Mike Toolan and Hattie Pearson is replacing Greg Burns on afternoons at Hits Radio.

Mike Toolan will move to Drive, replacing Wes Butters but reuniting with Gemma Atkinson who remains in the 4pm – 7pm slot.

The Hits Radio Breakfast show, presented by Fleur East along with James Barr and Matt Haslam, remains.

Speaking about the new schedule, Hits Radio Content Director Paul Gerrard said “It’s brilliant to see both Tom and Hattie, who really shaped their careers at Bauer, move up to secure these exciting new presenting slots.

“Both are brilliantly entertaining and are the perfect companions to entertain our UK wide audiences.

“I’m equally delighted that Mike Toolan will be teaming up with Gemma Atkinson 4-7pm. They are genuine mates with amazing stories, genuine opinions and will be a great escapism on the way home from work. Plus, they’ll have an incredible playlist of hits and throwbacks.”

Hattie Pearson said: “I am quite simply over the moon to be taking over the afternoon slot across the Hits Radio Network. It’s amazing to be at the helm of the Cash Register which is such a life changing competition!

“Being the person who makes that phone call is so humbling and shows that radio really can make a difference. We’ll have belting tunes to get people through their workday and lots of fun along the way!”

Tom Green, who previously hosted KISS Breakfast, said: “It has been a pleasure waking you up on Saturdays and Sundays, and now I cannot wait to make the workday a little bit more fun. I am beyond excited to grab this opportunity with both hands and make the show my own.”

Greg Burns will remain within the Hits Radio Network to present a new show in 2022, whilst Wes Butters will continue to host his Sunday morning show with Sheree Murphy as well as the new weekend breakfast show on Saturday mornings.

Hits Radio Bristol, Bournemouth and The South Coast will still have their local drive shows 4-7pm when the changes happen on January 24th.

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 10:02 am by Roy Martin

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