talkRADIO, the UK’s most exciting speech radio station, has today confirmed it has lured controversial broadcaster James Whale back into weekday radio, with the top jock taking over the mic on weekday evenings (Monday to Thursday, 7pm-10pm) from MondayNovember.
Whale, star of the recent series of Celebrity Big Brother and renowned for his confrontational and opinionated interview technique, has been heard on talkRADIO in recent weeks covering for regular drivetime host Sam Delaney. The broadcaster has proved such a hit he has agreed to host the station’s popular evening slot, where he will be discussing all the big topics of the day and inviting a range of (brave) guests to join him on air and in the studio.
The star is no stranger to Wireless Group, having appeared on – and been sacked from – sister station talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station.
Whale said of his appointment: “I’m delighted that Wireless Group is willing to take the risk of inviting me back into the family and I hope to repay them with some suitably controversial and entertaining content to shock and amuse talkRADIO’s educated audience at the end of each day.”
Dennie Morris, Managing Editor of talkRADIO, said: “We’ve had our eye on James for a while and pounced as he brought his breakfast role on BBC Essex to an end. His style has paved the way for many of today’s broadcasters, so we’re excited about having the original article on what is the most exciting speech station on air today. He couldn’t be a better fit for talkRADIO.”
The appointment will see current evening host Jonny Gould move to late afternoon on a Sunday, where he will host a review of the day’s newspapers and all the latest news. George Galloway continues to host his regular Friday evening show, The Mother of all Talk Shows, for talkRADIO every Friday (7pm-10pm).