Jason Manford joins Absolute Radio | Sunday breakfast show for 2016

Jason Manford joins Absolute Radio

Sunday breakfast show for 2016

Jason Manford is to become a DJ on Absolute Radio.

The comic will present the Sunday morning breakfast show from 8am-11am, starting on January 10. The slot is currently hosted by Andy Bush.

Manford will not be the only comedian on the station as Frank Skinner hosts a Saturday morning show, with Alun Cochrane as one o this co-hosts, and Rob Beckett presents Rock and Roll Football on a Sunday afternoon. Breakfast show DJ Christian O’Connell has recently turned to stand-up too.

Manford will balance his Absolute duties with playing Caractacus Potts in a UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang next year.

Paul Sylvester, the content director for Absolute Radio, said: ‘Jason fits the Absolute Radio mould perfectly. He’s a brilliant broadcaster with first class comic talent. He’s a family man, he’s relatable and he’ll be able to connect perfectly with our audience of reluctant adults.’

Absolute Radio is kicking of its “real music matters” ad campaign next week and is preparing to become the first UK radio station to have an app on Apple TV.

Published: 17 Dec 2015

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