Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, announces an exciting refresh to its weekday programmes. From Monday 17th April, two of the nation’s most respected broadcasters will host two of Classic FM’s most popular programmes.
Margherita Taylor is the new host of Classic FM’s More Music Drive, Monday to Friday, 4pm to 7pm, with three hours of the best-loved classical music, alongside new discoveries.
A Classic FM favourite, Margherita joined the station 15 years ago and has hosted several key events in the station’s history, including co-presenting Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall for more than a decade. Margherita celebrates 30 years in broadcasting later this year, and in January was honoured with an MBE by King Charles III for services to broadcasting and diversity.
Margherita is taking over the programme from John Brunning who announced last week that he has decided to step down from hosting the show, although he will continue to remain a central part of the presenting team.
Ritula Shah joins Classic FM to present Calm Classics, Monday to Friday, 10pm to 1am, providing the perfect soothing soundtrack to help listeners wind down at the end of their day. An outstanding broadcaster and fan of classical music, Ritula moves to Classic FM from Radio 4, where she hosted a number of programmes, most notably, as the main presenter of The World Tonight.
Margherita and Ritula’s programmes will also be available on demand at any time on Global Player, Global’s music and entertainment hub.