Townsend And Parry Take Middays At U.K.'s TalkSPORT
January 19, 2009 at 5:54 AM (PT)
UTV U.K. national Sports station TALKSPORT fills the midday slot left vacant by the controversial firing of JON GAUNT with weekend morning team ANDY TOWNSEND and MIKE PARRY.
TOWNSEND, the former ASTON VILLA and IRELAND soccer captain, and PARRY will take over 10a-1p weekdays on JANUARY 26 and will continue to host SUNDAY morning's breakfast show. Meanwhile, weekday morning team ALAN BRAZIL and RONNIE IRANI will expand to six days a week to fill TOWNSEND and PARRY's SATURDAY slot.
GAUNT exited the station in NOVEMBER in a dispute over his calling a REDBRIDGE council member a "health Nazi" for planning to ban smokers from being foster parents. Evening host IAN COLLINS has been filling in since GAUNT's departure.