Capital radio introduces first lineup changes ahead of major overhaul.
Capital FM have made some big changes to its line-up.
Marvin Humes has moved from his 7pm show and will now present the late show Monday to Thursday 7pm – 10pm. Fridays, he’ll be on air between 7pm – 10pm and on Sundays he’ll host a new Capital Throwback hour between 7pm – 8pm after he fronts The Big Top 40 Show.
Roman Kemp will now host Monday to Thursday 7pm – 10pm and mid-mornings on Sundays.
In addition, morning host Pandora and Sunday evening presenter Max have both left the station, with Christian Williams to follow them out the door soon. Pandora will join KISS in June, whilst Max is launching a new blog for young girls.
Ashley Tabor is the MD of Global, which also owns stations such as Radio X, Magic and Heart. He's recently undertaken a major restructure of his management team and is now Capital’s Managing Editor, meaning he has direct control of the station. He said These changes are the start of our new schedule at Capital. Roman has made a huge impact since joining us – his relationships with artists are superb, his instincts are spot on and he’s Capital through and through. I think he will make a real impact on the evening show with bags of great content and great pace.”
He continued: “Marvin’s tastemaker style is perfect for his new late show slot and he’ll bring a gravitas and presence to the late show which will work well both for him and for Capital. He’s the perfect choice to start our weekends on a Friday night and his new Capital throwback hour special right after the Vodafone Big Top 40 on a Sunday will be an exciting addition to Sunday nights on Capital.”
The changes are said to be just the start of a huge overhaul of Capital, which follows the success of the relaunched XFM which now has a line-up of big names on the new-look Radio X. Capital seems to have set its sights on a younger audience, having recently employed Union J's George Shelley to be part of its London Breakfast Show team after Lisa Snowdon left the station.