Talk Radio’s new programme director Jason Bryant has wasted little time
in revamping the station’s line up of presenters with big name hosts
Simon Bates, Trevor McDonald and Jonathan King being shown the door.
Bryant has hired former LBC breakfast show presenter Peter Deeley and
Paul Ross, a former Virgin Radio, Channel 4’s Big Breakfast and Crime
Ross replaces Bates in the breakfast slot which will now start at 6.30
am following the axing of First Report. Deeley will present the
afternoon drive time show, replacing Scott Chisholm who, in turn,
replaces Jonathan King when his contract expires at Easter.
A spokeswoman for Talk Radio said the changes followed research which
showed big name presenters are not enough to impress listeners more
interested in content.