Eamonn Holmes, Jamie East join refreshed weekdays on talkRADIO

have announced that OBE will join the station, along with a raft of other weekday schedule changes.

Holmes will takeover Drive (4-7pm).

Mid-morning host will take the helm of the Breakfast show (6.30-10am), with & taking the slot she leaves vacant (10am-1pm).

Preceding Julia’s programme (5-6.30am) will be with a brand new Early Breakfast show – that will be preceded by ’ show (1-5am).

will broadcast his regular show (7-10pm) for a majority of the week, after , with taking the slot on Fridays – ’s programme will air after that (10pm-1am).

Virgin Radio’s will takeover the 1-4pm slot, along with a selection of co-hosts – a brand new presenter is due to be named in April.

The full weekday schedule is as follows:

Timeslot Presenter(s)
1am – 5am (Starts Jan 22nd)
5am – 6.30am
6.30am – 10am
10am – 1pm &
1pm – 4pm & Co-Host
4pm – 7pm
7pm – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), (Fri)
10pm – 1am

Speaking about joining the station, Holmes said: “You won’t be disappointed when you tune in to Drive. I will be an old voice at a new time.

“Whether you are in your car going from job to job, collecting your kids on the school run or pottering around at home this will be the show that you can’t afford to miss.

“I’ll bring you serious news with a smile.”

Programme Director, Dennie Morris, said: “This new line-up is sure to get you talking. Eamonn is a legend of broadcasting and will make waves on strengthening our roster of expert presenters. Whilst the brilliant will be setting the agenda in her new slot bringing you everything you need to know in the mornings.”

is the place for debate, for our listeners up and down the country.”

Watch interview below.


Nick is an Editor at imediamonkey®, originally joining the team in 2012. He's a lover of all things Reality TV and Music, so you'll probably find him obsessing over Celebrity Big Brother and Beyoncé.

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