Schedule changes at KISS as DJ Ace joins to host weekend show

Broadcaster Ace is joining KISS to host a brand-new R&B show every Sunday night at 9pm.

A Sony Gold Award winner, MOBO host, podcaster and presenter, Ace is a champion of UK R&B, promoting new talent and being prominent in the resurgence in the genre.

Ace said about joining the KISS team: “I am so excited to fly the flag for R&B on a station with the legacy that KISS has. I look forward to introducing you to your next favourite R&B artist while reminding you why you fell in love with the genre.

“I take a lot of pride in supporting and championing homegrown artists within this scene and will continue to shine the biggest spotlight on UK R&B while putting you on to the newest global emerging acts and also giving a touch of nostalgia while giving flowers to some R&B legends.

“The perfect way to end your weekend. Sunday nights vibing out to the best in R&B on Kiss.”

Ace kicks his new show this Sunday 18th February at 9pm featuring the new Usher album and a look back to the Grammys and the MOBOs.

In other changes at the station, there are two other new shows with KISS Fresh presenter Esi launching The KISS Rap show on Tuesday’s at 11pm and Davda following Ace on air every Sunday at 11pm with the KISS Dancehall show. KISS Rap launched on 13th February and KISS Dancehall starts on 18th February.

Speaking ahead of the launch of her new show, KISS Fresh Breakfast host Esi said: “I’m honoured to be able to bring The Rap Show to KISS. This has been my dream show for years and I can’t wait to play my favourites songs!

“The brand-new KISS Rap Show is happening every Tuesday night from 11pm to 1am! I’ll be throwing down the best new music and big rap classics including all your favourite artists! I’ll also be delving deep into the fabric of one of the most important genres in the UK with big interviews, artist freestyles and much more! So, catch me in the mix every Tuesday night on KISS!”

Davda said: “I’ve learned a lot since I started presenting and playing music on radio back in 2015. Getting on to KISS means I can take it up a notch while playing the music that I love – dancehall! So many people in my life have helped me and most importantly they keep it real even when the realness hurts.

“That feedback and support has kept me on my toes and allowed music to be the focus of my life. Expressing this on KISS will be a blessing. Thank you to everyone involved, you know who you are and I hope you and the world will enjoy the new show!

“Every Sunday night on KISS, link me at 11pm for a two-hour cruise into the incredible world of Reggae & Dancehall. I’m bridging the gap between nostalgia and newness! Expect riddim jugglings, big interviews, crazy freestyles & top UK talent! See you there!”