BBC Radio Cambridgeshire move swiftly to announce new autumn schedule following departure of Paul Stainton
PUBLISHED: 16:35 20 September 2017
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire moved swiftly to announce their new autumn line-up just hours after it was announced that mid morning host Paul Stainton was leaving.
The new line-up takes place from Monday October 2.
David Harvey, editor of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire said: “We’re really excited about the new schedule, bringing back some old favourites as well as totally new presenters.
Familiar voices return; established voices show off their talents at new times, and a new voice from Peterborough and Iceland launches her debut weekday news show
Ben Stevenson, a familiar and friendly voice to listeners of The Big Conversation, takes to the airwaves in his own right with a new Early Breakfast Show from 6-7am – Monday to Friday.
Chris Mann in the Morning, from 9am to midday, Monday to Friday, will be championing Cambridgeshire with investigations and in-depth features.
Runaround Sue with Sue Marchant will broadcast from 3-4pm Monday to Thursday and there’s a new voice when Thordis Fridriksson takes over at Drivetime (4-6pm Monday-Friday). She is originally from Iceland, and makes her local debut from Peterborough, presenting her first daily news and entertainment show for the BBC.
There will also be a new interactive sports show on a Monday night from 6pm, focussing on Peterborough and Cambridge United, as well as a celebration of Cambridgeshire’s local music scene on Thursdays at 6pm.
Dotty McLeod’s Breakfast Show will be broadcast at the revised time of 7-9am and Lunchtime Live with Jeremy Sallis continues at midday until 3pm.
Mr Harvey said: “Ben will help listeners avoid the worst of the delays, while travelling to work with a smile on your face. The much loved Sue returns to present her first daily show on Radio Cambridgeshire in four years, and we’re really excited about Thordis; she will be showcasing a presenting style that combines enthusiasm, energy, wit, intelligence and a detailed Cambridgeshire knowledge.
“BBC Radio Cambridge’s October line up offers variety, entertainment, information and Cambridgeshire people, places and stories throughout and we can’t wait to hear what the listeners think.”