Toby Foster gets Yorkshire afternoons on BBC Local Radio stations
Toby Foster will be hosting a new afternoon programme across the Yorkshire region when BBC Local Radio stations commence more sharing this autumn.
In other changes, Upload presenter Ellie Colton will be the host of a brand-new weekday Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sheffield whilst Paulette Edwards will be presenting day times 10am-2pm.
On BBC Radio Leeds Rima Ahmed continues as the presenter of the weekday Breakfast Show 6am-10am, and Gayle Lofthouse will be presenting daytimes 10am-2pm.
On BBC Radio York Georgey Spanswick continues as the presenter of the weekday Breakfast Show 6am-10am. Joanita Musisi will be presenting day times 10am-2pm Monday – Thursday, with new voice Bek Homer in the chair on Fridays.
Katrina Bunker, Senior Head of Production for BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, says: “I’m incredibly proud of what we do and pleased to share the new line-up for Yorkshire. We’ll have fantastic authentic local voices and characters on-air who are known and loved by listeners. They’ll continue our great traditions of championing local communities and hosting the local conversations.
“Our new shared programmes will be big shows that bring our county together – celebrating our shared Yorkshire identity and exploring our many great differences.”
On weeknights across Yorkshire, the schedule looks like this:
Monday – Conversation and music for South Asian communities with Arzu Dutta
Tuesday – Sport or Bek Homer (coastal communities)
Wednesday – Sport or John Kane (Northern Soul)
Thursday & Saturday BBC Upload – Ellie Colton
Friday – Conversation and music for African & Caribbean communities with Sile Sibanda
Thursday nights 8-10pm – BBC Music Introducing on BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Sheffield – Emily Pilbeam and Christian Carlisle
Saturday and Sunday 6am-10am – On BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, and BBC Radio York – Kat Cowan
Saturday 10am- 2pm – On BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, and BBC Radio York – Nick Ahad
Sunday 10am- 2pm – On BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, and BBC Radio York – Becky Measures
No date has been announced for the new shows to start, other than ‘this autumn’.