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Tony Blackburn joins new London digital station

By | Published on Monday 27 June 2016

Tony Blackburn

The previously reported new DAB radio station for London looking to recreate the Capital Radio listening experience of old – because someone would like that, right? – has announced that Tony Blackburn is joining Neil Fox and Pat Sharp on its line-up of presenters.

Blackburn will host his ‘Soul Party’ show on Thames Radio, similar to his former gig on Capital Gold, each Saturday evening. Blackburn hosts shows on other stations too but, as previously reported, lost his BBC programmes in a dispute over the evidence he gave to an internal investigation following the Jimmy Savile scandal.

On his new show, Blackburn says, according to Radio Today: “I’m THRILLED to be a part of the brand new Thames Radio, particularly as I will be playing the music I love – soul and Motown. I’ve missed playing the music I’ve championed over the years but now, every Saturday from 6-9pm, I’ll be enjoying myself playing the music I love and hope all my fellow soul fans will enjoy ‘The Tony Blackburn Soul Party'”.