Coming in your ears

Peter Kay makes radio presenting debut

He may be known for fronting the fictional Chorley FM, but Peter Kay is to make his debut as a genuine radio host.

The comic will hosting a show on BBC 6 Music in December as part of the station’s Music Selector week.

He will be given free reign of the digital radio station for one day, allowing him to champion a favourite artist and album and select classic live performances.

Kay is known for his love of cheesy disco records, and his Comic Relief remake of (Is This The Way To) Amarillo is the best-selling single of 2005 so far.

Little has been revealed about his choices for the day, although a BBC spokesman said: ‘His selections promise to include forgotten gems like The Flying Pickets' a cappella performance of Talking Heads' Psycho Killer.’

Other artists being given control of the station in the week of December 12 include Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand and The Kaiser Chiefs.

The spokesman added: ‘The 6 Music Selectors will offer a personalised insight into their musical tastes, revealing the artists that have influenced them and continue to fire their musical curiosity.’

BBC 6 Music's head of programmes, Ric Blaxill, said: ‘It is a real honour for the network that these artists wanted to come on board. I am particularly pleased to welcome Peter Kay, who will add a light comic touch.’


Published: 31 Oct 2005

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