Thursday, December 16, 2010
New weekend line-up for BBC London 94.9 in 2011
The official BBC Press Release with the new weekend line up:
Sunny and Shay from TV's The Family and TV and radio presenter Jeni Barnett are the new voices in BBC London's weekend line-up for 2011.
Sunny and Shay Grewal have joined BBC London 94.9 to present a Saturday evening show. Best known for their starring role in Channel 4's fly-on-the-wall programme The Family, Sunny and Shay take over the 8-10pm slot from 8 January. They have also recently started presenting the weekend breakfast shows on the BBC Asian Network.
David Robey, Managing Editor at BBC London, said: "I'm very excited by the new Saturday evening line-up – not Asian programmes as such, but programmes from Londoners who are Asian."
Sunday morning (9am-12pm) also gets a new look with new presenter Jeni Barnett joining BBC London 94.9 from 9 January. Jeni presented the afternoon programme on LBC until recently and previously was the face of Great Food Live and Great Food Bites on UKTV Food.
Robert Elms will present his first regular weekend programme (Sat 10am-12pm) from 8 January on BBC London 94.9 as Vanessa Feltz steps down from her Saturday show and takes up her new commitments on BBC Radio 2.
Another Robert/Vanessa swap will see The Best Of Vanessa Feltz replace The Best Of Robert Elms on Sunday from 6-8pm.
Following Sunny and Shay on Saturday nights will be Nikki Bedi, who has been filling the
10pm-2am slot recently, and, to complete the line-up, is Ray Khan (Sun 2-6am).
To complete the changes, Eddie Nestor and Jo Good are swapping places on Friday and Sunday nights (10pm-2am), so Eddie will be on Friday nights and Jo from Sunday to Thursday.