Radio 2 last week announced that Fun Lovin Criminal and 6music DJ Huey Morgan would be taking over the Friday night slot on the station recently vacated by Mark Lamarr.
Morgan already presents a Sunday afternoon show on BBC 6 of course, and has recently been filling in for Lauren Laverne on daytime there as well, while she is on maternity leave. From next April he will add Lamarr’s former midnight on Friday (so, technically speaking, Saturday morning) show to his weekly task list, presenting a similar music mix to his Sunday show for 6, which he will also continue to host.
Says Morgan: “Radio 2 is the most listened to radio station in the land and it’s a huge honour to be given three hours a week to kick back and play some of the hottest tunes, both new and old, with a disregard of genre. Growing up in NYC, I could never have imagined that the prestigious and world famous BBC would give me six hours of airtime a week to play my favourite records and allow me chat to some of the people who have inspired me along the way”.
When announcing his departure from Radio 2 to friends recently, Lamarr said: “It’s become obvious over the last year the station has become much less interested in non-mainstream music, and my position there has been extremely uncomfortable. It’s a sign of the times I suppose. I’m stupidly proud of the shows I’ve done there for twelve years and I know I always did the right thing. I’m equally sure I’m doing the right thing now. Not looking for sympathy, or another job, or even a reply. Just letting you know”.
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