Radio X rebrands to Radio Grohl for the day

Radio X is celebrating David Grohl’s 50th birthday all day today by identifying as Radio Grohl.

Chris Moyles kicked off the new station name on the breakfast show at 6.30, imposing a fine on any presenter who said the wrong ID.

The branding on social media changed to reflect the change, and all the presenter photos on the website changed to include David Grohl’s recognisable facial hair. The line-up today includes The Chris Grohl Show, Toby Grohl, Dan O’Grohl, Johnny Grohl and Gordon Grohl.

The imaging has also changed.

The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman will also have some of his ‘deep cuts’ played throughout the day in all programmes. Highlights from the Foo Fighters gig Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last year will play at 9pm.

Matt Deverson, Managing Editor of Radio Grohl, said “Today is a rather special occasion for one of the best-loved and most influential musicians of our time, and we’re celebrating the ‘nicest guy in rock’ all day on Radio Grohl.

“We’ll be recounting our favourite anecdotes and reliving some iconic moments from his incredible career as we celebrate Dave Grohl’s music. We’ll also be airing the deep cuts – those much-loved fan favourites that are rarely heard on the radio – as well as the artists that Dave himself cites as his biggest inspiration. Then from 9pm, we’ll play highlights from the Foo Fighters’ epic gig at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last year.”