Downtown Radio moves country music off FM

A new evening show is launching on Downtown Radio’s FM frequencies next month with Kirstie McMurray.

At the moment, Big T hosts Classic Country on both Downtown Radio and Downtown Country.

But starting in March, former Cool FM and Downtown Radio breakfast presenter Kirstie McMurray, who currently hosts breakfast on Downtown Country, will be on-air 7pm till 10pm on Downtown Radio’s FM service.

Big T will continue to host country music on Downtown Radio’s AM frequencies, and Downtown Country. And Hix continues to host his show on Cool FM at the same time.

Weekend evenings are also changing, with the country music shows from Ken Bruce and Big T also moving to AM/DAB only.

Speaking about the new show, Stuart Robinson, Programme Controller for Downtown Radio and Cool FM said: “The new show with Kirstie will complement the rest of the Downtown Radio daytime output and will feature a selection of competitions, evening chat and fun with Kirstie – well known to Downtown listeners over the years!

“Meanwhile the legendary Big T will continue to present his highly popular evening programme on Downtown Country and Downtown AM and digital platforms, extending choice for listeners.”