Radio 2 announces autumn schedule

By | Published on Wednesday 11 September 2013

Radio 2

Sara Cox, having recently completed maternity cover for Fearne Cotton on Radio 1, is now set to join Radio 2 to front a new late night show called ‘Sounds Of The 80s’ celebrating music from that there decade each Saturday night. It’s basically an 80s version of long-standing Radio 2 programme ‘Sounds Of The 60s’, though late night instead of early morning.

The new show was one of a number of autumn schedule announcements made by the BBC station yesterday. Elsewhere Hugh Laurie will host a six part series on the blues and Jo Whiley’s weeknight evening show will be extended to two hours, though her onetime co-host Steve Lamacq will lose his Thursday late-night slot to make way for ‘The Organist Entertains’. And why not?