Lovejoy to Exit '606' Hosting Post At BBC Radio 5 Live
May 11, 2009 at 11:49 AM (PT)
Talk BBC RADIO 5 LIVE soccer show "606" host TIM LOVEJOY will exit that role next season as part of a continuing shakeup of the station's programming. THE GUARDIAN reports that LOVEJOY may return on a guest basis, but that the show's production, presently handled by independent producer CAMPBELL DAVISON MEDIA, will be put up for bids, although the incumbent will be permitted to bid as well. The show will be cut back to two half-hour editions on SATURDAY and SUNDAY evenings with two new regular hosts to be named later.
The station previously announced new weekend shows for "606" co-host DANNY BAKER (who will add a SATURDAY show 9-11a) and ABSOLUTE RADIO/LONDON morning host CHRISTIAN O'CONNELL (SUNDAYS 11a-noon, for 15 weeks), starting in SEPTEMBER. SATURDAY morning host EAMONN HOLMES is exiting the station, and "5 LIVE SPORT" is being extended an extra half-hour MONDAY-THURSDAY, bumping RICHARD BACON's show from 10p to 10:30p in AUGUST.