Dave Berry quits Capital breakfast for Absolute show
By Chris Cooke | Published on Monday 6 February 2017
Dave Berry is departing the London breakfast show at Capital FM for a new job over at rival station Absolute Radio. It’s seemingly going to be a daytime programme, but we don’t know what yet. So we can all go and take a look at Absolute’s schedule and place bets on who’s for the chop. Though Berry’s current boss at Capital implies that part of the reason for the move is to get rid of the early starts, so presumably Absolute breakfast hosts Christian O’Connell and friends are safe.
Says boss man at Capital FM owner Global, Ashley Tabor, about Berry’s departure: “Dave has been an absolutely fantastic host on Capital breakfast. After five years of getting up at 4am, he’s decided the time is right [to depart]. We thank him for his service at the top of commercial radio and we wish him all the best for the future”.
Berry bigged up his current but soon to be ex employer by saying: “Ten years ago I got my first job in radio on Capital. I’ve had an amazing time – it really is the best job in the world waking up my fellow Londoners. I’ll miss our lovely listeners and everyone here at Capital a huge amount. I’m leaving to pursue some of my other passions and it’s safe to say I’ll be walking away with some incredible memories!”
About his soon to be employer in the radio domain, Berry said: “Absolute Radio is a great fit for me. I’m a lover of all things music and comedy and I am really looking forward to getting to work on building a brand new show”.
Paul Sylvester over at Bauer-owned Absolute added: “It’s great that we can finally talk about Dave joining Absolute Radio. He’ll fit into the station and our presenter line-up perfectly because he shares the same values and passions as our audience”.
Every single one of them? Really? Well, well done Berry on finding a station where every single listener shares your values and passions. Not like those terrible Capital FM listeners. No values or passions at all, that lot.