Mark Forrest, Mark Kermode, Luci Holland, Richard Allinson and Sam Hughes to leave Scala Radio

Mark Forrest, Mark Kermode, Luci Holland, Richard Allinson and Sam Hughes are leaving Scala Radio as the station introduces more presenter-free programmes.

The station says it is evolving its schedule by having a more music afternoon from 2pm till 6pm, after the Mindfulness Hour at 1pm.

Weekday evenings will also offer more music for listeners.

Charles Nove will continue on Breakfast and Penny Smith stay on 10am till 1pm following the changes on March 2nd.

Changes at the weekend include Hannah Cox moving to 8am-12pm on Saturdays, Ayanna Witter Johnson moves to 12-3pm, Jack Pepper moves to 3-7pm and Darren Reddick moves to 7-9pm.

On Sundays Hannah Cox is in the studio again from 8am-10am followed by Scala original Simon Mayo (10-12pm) and MOBO winning YolanDa Brown (12-3pm), with Jack Pepper moving to 3-7pm and Darren Reddick in for Sunday Night Scala from 7-9pm.)

Scala Radio and Jazz FM Content Director Nick Pitts told RadioToday: “At Scala Radio we’re continually looking at how we can review and update our offering to provide something new for our audiences and with these new programmes and curations, we’re really pleased to be offering even more music to accompany them across the day.”

Nick Pitts added “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to each one of these impeccable broadcasters who have who all played an amazing and important part on Scala Radio’s journey so far, as well as Danielle Perry who has been hosting Saturday mornings ahead of the new schedule, and we wish them all the best for the future.’

The new schedule is as follows:

1am-5am – Night Music
5am-7am – In the Park
7-10am – Charles Nove (including Screentime at 9am)
10am-1pm – Penny Smith
2-6pm – More Music Afternoon
6-8pm – Classical Bangers
8-9pm – Peaceful Piano
9-10pm – Screentime
10pm–1am – The Space

1am-5am – Night Music
5am-8am – In the Park
8am-12pm – Hannah Cox
12pm-3pm -Ayanna Whitter Johnson
3-7pm – Jack Pepper
7-9pm – Darren Reddick’s Classical Bangers
9-10pm – Scala at the Movies
10pm-1am – The Space

1am-5am – Night Music
5am-8am – In the Park
8am-10am – Hannah Cox
10am – 12pm – Simon Mayo
12pm-3pm – YolanDa Brown
3pm – 7pm – Jack Pepper
7pm –9pm – Darren Reddick’s Sunday Night Scala
9pm – 10pm – Scala at the Musicals
10pm – 1am – The Space

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