BBC Radio is set for a major shake-up as Scott Mills and Chris Stark announced their exit from their show today (July 1). The broadcaster has announced major changes to the fall schedule, with Scott set to leave Radio 1 after 24 years at the station.
Scott, 49, will host a brand new Radio 2 show from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., launching in the fall. Meanwhile, Chris Stark is expected to focus on presenting the podcast That Peter Crouch and his podcast with chef Tom Kerridge The Pirate Ship.
As reported by The Mirror, BBC boss Tim Davie said in January that Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries’ decision to freeze licensing fees for the next two years meant a cut of £285m of programming. He said at the time that the network should think about what to do, adding, “It’s all on the agenda.”
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Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said: “Scott is an honor to join the family of Radio 2 presenters and I know that our millions of listeners will give him a very warm welcome. We look forward to his fantastic new show any day of the week. autumn afternoon.
Scott will leave Radio 1 after joining the station in 1998 as host of the Early Breakfast Show. He will also leave 5 Live.
He said: “Time flies when you’re having fun, and it certainly has for 24 years on my beloved Radio 1. The station I’ve pretended to be in my bedroom on since the age of Age 6. The Station I told my mom I wanted to work, but never in a million years would I have thought I would.
“There are too many people to thank for my Radio 1 journey. So to the immensely talented people I’ve worked with, to our amazing listeners who have made us part of their daily lives for so long and of course Chris – not only my co-host, but one of my best friends in the world, which of course he will be forever. THANK YOU.
“It has also been an honor to start weekends on BBC Radio 5 Live for the past three years. I am so proud of what we have managed to achieve.
“I really can’t believe I’m going to call Radio 2 my new home! I’m beyond excited to join the team and work alongside my radio idols and friends at the legendary Wogan House .
“I would like to wish Steve all the best, who is one of the best broadcasters in the world and someone I look up to so much.
“Over the past few years, Radio 2 listeners have made me feel so welcome and I can’t wait to build new memories with them!”
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