GB News launches a radio channel to shake up traditional media
New breakfast hosts Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster will be the first to feature on the double serve when their program airs on January 4
GB News will launch a radio channel in the new year to overturn ‘traditional media’.
The channel will feature new programs and several new presenters alongside a groundbreaking decision to launch GB News Radio, a DAB radio service, in 2022.
New breakfast hosts Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster will be the first to feature on the double serve when their TV program airs on January 4.
GB News will become the only UK broadcaster to simulcast its entire production live on national radio and television.
Managing director Angelos Frangopoulos said the changes were the first of many for 2022.
“With radio, we are disrupting traditional media because everyone will be able to continue with the same channel, whether at home, traveling or at work,” he said.
“We set out to innovate and disrupt news media and that’s what we’re doing, whether on mass TV and DAB radio, online, on apps, live on YouTube or on digital platforms, GB News will be where the public wants it. to be.”
Launched in June with seven daily shows, GB News has doubled its programming.
In the New Year, journalist Anne Diamond will co-present The Weekend Breakfast with Stephen Dixon, making her GB News debut on Dan Wootton’s show on Tuesday, it was announced.
Colin Brazier will host a new two-hour weekday Drivetime program and Alex Phillips will host the 2-hour weekday program We Need to Talk About…, building on the franchise she’s already created on her show.
Meanwhile, the weekend afternoon program Alastair Stewart And Friends will air three days a week.
The channel’s recently introduced headliners, featuring a panel of British comedians discussing the next day’s headlines, will become a seven-night offering, GB News has reported.
Also in the New Year, Darren Grimes will present Real Britain at the weekend, a new religious affairs program will be hosted by Calvin Robinson, and Inaya Folarin Iman returns to host The Discussion at 3pm on Sunday.