Matthew Rhys is to become the voice of BBC Radio Wales while former Top of the Pops presenter Janice Long joins the station.
Saturday also sees the start of brand-new afternoon shows that will run throughout the summer. Wales Today and X-Ray presenter Lucy Owen will host a show on Saturday afternoons between 2-4pm during May and June, until presenter, producer and former West End star Connie Fisher takes the helm during July and August.
Saturday early evenings between 4-7pm will see BBC Asian Network’s Shazia Awan join the station for three hours of topical discussion. And from Monday May 22nd former Top of the Pops, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Janice Long will broadcast live from Wrexham between 7-10pm, Monday to Thursday. The first show launches with rising Welsh singer Betsy, plus legendary 90s band The Charlatans.
“It was great fun becoming the voice of BBC Radio Wales – my sister often said I had the perfect face for radio.” – Matthew Rhys