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New sound to weekends on LBC

The line up also sees Vanessa Feltz join the station…

LBC has confirmed former Conservative Party parliamentary candidate and commentator, Ali Miraj, will have two weekend shows following a successful stint guest hosting on LBC.

Iain Dale’s popular programme will be extended to five days a week, with Iain presenting an extra show on Friday evenings. LBC will also air a brand new flagship Sunday morning politics show for The News Agents co-host Lewis Goodall as the station gears up for a huge year in British politics as the country heads towards a general election.

The refreshed weekend schedule complements the station’s powerhouse of broadcasting talent, which includes Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Andrew Marr, Tom Swarbrick, and Matt Frei.

Vanessa Feltz is joining from Talk TV to host a three hour programme from 3pm on Saturdays.

Tom Cheal, LBC’s Senior Managing Editor:

“Vanessa is a leading light in broadcasting who is outspoken, incisive and understands what matters to LBC listeners. We’re delighted to have her on board. Ali Miraj has made a huge positive impact on the LBC audience so we’re very pleased he’ll be with us twice over the weekend. 

As we gear up for an election year, Iain Dale, the man with his finger firmly on the pulse of Westminster, has another show to follow the fast moving world of politics. Iain will also front our local election coverage. He is a superb broadcaster and key part of LBC’s political powerhouse capabilities, alongside Andrew Marr and Lewis Goodall’s new flagship Sunday morning politics show.”

As part of the changes, Sangita Myska is leaving the station at the end of her contract, after nearly two years with the station. “We’d like to thank Sangita for her fantastic contribution to LBC and we wish her every success in the future.” The company said.

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