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Radio X’s X-posure moves to weekend slot

By | Published on Friday 1 May 2020

John Kennedy

One of the longest-running specialist shows on UK radio is moving to a new weekend slot. John Kennedy’s ‘X-Posure’ on Radio X is shifting from its current weekday 10pm-1am position in the schedule to a 11pm-2am slot on Friday and Saturday nights.

Kennedy has hosted new music focused ‘X-Posure’ for more than two decades and it was one of the few shows to remain unchanged when what was Xfm morphed into Radio X in 2015.

Credited for being an early champion of many successful bands and artists, especially in the indie and alternative genres, ‘X-Posure’ is also one of the few specialist shows still airing on a commercial FM station, the BBC and online radio now accounting for the majority of specialist music programmes in the UK.

Announcing the shift yesterday, Kennedy said: “After 20 years of four nights a week it’s time for a change. I’m looking forward to taking ‘X-Posure’ back to its roots on the weekend where it will still be the same show – the first for new talent and the best place for in depth musical exploration and conversation with some of the biggest and most influential names in music”.

The weekday late night slot on Radio X will be taken over by former Capital and XS Manchester DJ Adam Brown who, the station’s owner Global says, will play “the biggest rock n roll tunes and classic anthems”.