MEDIA: LBC revamps its schedule

London-based news radio station LBC 97.3 has reshuffled a variety of senior editorial staff, following a complete reorganisation of its weekend schedule.

Two sequence editors, Scott Solder and Phil Longman, have taken on new roles. Solder becomes programme editor, with responsibility for creative development of all the station's shows, while Longman has been made news and planning editor. Both report to editorial director Steve Kyte.

Meanwhile, the weekend revamp, which takes effect from 12 July, comes just six months after the station was relaunched. It will see Yana Groves move from producing the Sunday media show, presented by Brian Hayes and Matt Wells, to produce Krishnan Guru-Murthy's new political programme in the Sunday 10am-to-midday slot. The Channel 4 newscaster previously presented LBC's Sunday breakfast show, but will now go up against BBC Radio Five Live's Julian Worricker programme.

Andrew Pierce, LBC's political correspondent and assistant editor of The Times, will appear in Guru-Murthy's show in a new slot, describing his parliamentary week. Executive producer will be Holly Phillips, who continues to produce the Saturday and Sunday breakfast shows, which will be hosted by James O'Brien. Susy Pote, who produces O'Brien's current Sunday night show, will co-produce.

Phillips will also produce Angela Rippon's new two-hour arts programme at 1pm on Sundays, with Jenny Priestly, who is currently assistant producer on the weekday breakfast show with Jane Moore and John Nicholson. Rippon was made arts correspondent when the station relaunched in January.

Also on Sundays, the new Matt Wells media programme, which is to run at 9pm, will be produced by Paul Russell. Wells's current partner on the media show, Brian Hayes, will have a new phone-in slot on Sunday nights from 10pm to 1am, which is produced by Lee Millam, currently working on the planning desk.

Lucy George will be producer of David Prever's weekday afternoon show.

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