Gervais To Do Show For NME Radio Launch
May 7, 2008 at 5:32 AM (PT)
New digital radio station NME RADIO, based on the U.K. music magazine, will air a two-hour special show with comic/actor RICKY GERVAIS and his radio partners STEPHEN MERCHANT and KARL PILKINGTON on JUNE 9th as part of its test transmissions. The show will be repeated during tests and will also be available on demand at NME.com. The station officially launches on JUNE 24th on DAB in the SOUTH-EAST of the U.K., as well as at NME.com and on SKY satellite TV and VIRGIN MEDIA cable.
GERVAIS, with his "THE OFFICE" and "EXTRAS" writing partner MERCHANT and producer/"philosopher" PILKINGTON, did weekends at Alternative XFM/LONDON (where NME RADIO Managing Director SAMMY JACOB worked with the trio) and later produced a popular podcast series.
"Hearing RICKY, STEVE and KARL in action again will no doubt keep me on my toes," said JACOB. "I used to bury myself hearing RICKY and STEVE on air in 1997, fearing we would lose our licence each time they went on. Having KARL on board has only made matters worse. I look forward to some compelling radio."