Absolute Radio has signed Richard Bacon to present a special two-part series on The Beatles.
Richard Bacon is returning to BBC national radio with a week over covering Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 next week.
Richard Bacon has done his last daily BBC Radio 5 live show, seven years after rejoining the station from a spell in commercial radio.
A number of long-serving presenters at 5 live are leaving the station, including Victoria Derbyshire, Richard Bacon and Shelagh Fogarty.
In the on-going coverage of Noel Edmonds wanting to buy the BBC, the former Radio 1 presenter says he would cut local radio.
The Sun newspaper's Associate Editor, Trevor Kavanagh, has said the BBC should "think twice" about whether to continue to provide local radio services.
A full day of broadcasting from outside the 5 live studio in MediaCityUK is planned, with Richard Bacon's show being powered by exercise bikes.
A number of presenters on BBC Radio 5 live are returning to the area they were brought up in to reflect on local changes.
EXCLUSIVE: Richard Bacon to team up with Zoe Ball for a daily show during the Olympics.
The BBC presenter apologises for suggesting offensive material.