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Having reunited former Capital DJs, Thames Radio axes all DJs

By | Published on Monday 19 June 2017

Tony Blackburn

The London digital radio station which launched a year ago and reunited some former Capital FM DJs – including Neil Fox, Pat Sharp and Tony Blackburn – has announced it is switching to a brand new format with, well, no DJs at all. So, no more reunions then.

Thames Radio – which is pulling in about 4000 listeners a week according to radio ratings body RAJAR – is becoming a non-stop music service. This, in case you wondered, is a “refresh” for the summer. Or, in the words of the boss of station owner Nation Broadcasting, Martin Mumford, who is quoted by Radio Today as saying: “From Monday we are refreshing the programme line-up and launching Thames Radio’s summer of non-stop hits”.

Good times. Blackburn confirmed his last show for the station had now aired this weekend, tweeting: “I’m afraid this is the last ‘Soul Party’ as Thames Radio will have no presenters anymore, just non-stop music from now on, day and night”.



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