Al Murray rocks....

Comic signs to digital radio station

Al Murray has signed up to present a show on digital radio station Planet Rock.

The comic – and keen drummer– will present a show called Defender of the Planet Rock Tradition from 10am to midday every Sunday from May 26.

He joins a line-up of presenters on the station that also includes Alice Cooper and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot.

Murray said: ‘As the world faces a relentless assault of cardboard cut-out pop - Planet Rock is the last bastion of amps, riffs and axes, it's an honour to be asked to do my bit.’

Ric Blaxill, content director for Planet Rock praised Murray’s talents as ‘a great comedian and experienced broadcaster alongside his love of rock music and drumming skills’

Murray’s previous radio experience include four series of 7 Day Sunday on Radio 5 Live and guest editor for Radio 4‘s Today Programme on New Year’s Day.

Planet Rock was recently bought by Bauer Media, which also runs Kiss, Heat, Kerrang!, The Hits and Magic radio stations.

Published: 8 May 2013

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