This September, Vernon will be back on the airwaves to give the nation a taste of Radio X, a brand new national radio station playing the best fresh rock and guitar-based music across the UK.
Vernon will be joined by Chris Moyles at Breakfast, Johnny Vaughan at drivetime and Kaiser Chiefs’ front man Ricky Wilson at weekends.
The station will replace XFM and add significant firepower to Global’s portfolio of radio brands giving the group, and the commercial radio sector, the first truly male-focused, fully national music and entertainment brand for 25-44 year olds.
‘I’m excited to be getting back on the radio,’ said Vernon. ‘The launch of Radio X is the dawn of a new era in radio. There is a real buzz around the station because we know that this is going to be a lot of fun… It’s going to be a real honour to have Chris Moyles as my warm-up, bringing his unique style of broadcasting back onto the radio waves.’
Radio X will be home to the world’s freshest rock and guitar-based music playing the biggest songs from these genres. Regulars on the playlist will include Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Maccabees, Radiohead, Nirvana, The Smiths, Royal Blood, Kasabian, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Kings of Leon.
The station will champion new music, taking over from XFM, which has been instrumental in breaking acts including Royal Blood, The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Everything Everything and Biffy Clyro.
So, sit tight and tune in right across the UK, Monday September 21st, from 06.30 a.m.
Radio X will be available all across the UK on the digital radio platform D1 as well as on 104.9FM in London and 97.7FM in Manchester from Monday September 21st 2015.
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