Richard Allinson gets weekend mid-mornings in Greatest Hits Radio schedule shuffle

Greatest Hits Radio is making a few changes to its weekend schedule following the departure of Mark Goodier.

Mark has been with the station since 2019 and is set to present Pick of the Pops at BBC Radio 2 from July.

The changes include Richard Allinson taking on weekend mid-mornings, at the new time of 9am till 1pm from May 4th.

Kate Thornton will host a brand-new show on Saturday as the former Smash Hits editor shares the stories behind the greatest One Hit Wonders, then on Sunday Kate will be counting down The UK Pop 40 – the Top 40 chart as it was on this day in history.

And Martin Kemp will now host The 80s Mixtape from 7 – 10pm on a Saturday night.

Andrew Ashton, Greatest Hits Radio Content Director said: “It’s always the good times here at Greatest Hits Radio but our new weekend line up is taking that to a whole new level.

“We can’t wait for our ever-growing army of listeners to hear these new shows which are going to be appointment radio every Saturday and Sunday.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Mark for his hugely appreciated time with the station and wish him well for the future.”

Mark Goodier said: “I’ve had quite the ride with Greatest Hits Radio and it’s been an honour to have been on that journey with the brilliant team here. I’d said at the start I’d only be here for a year and have stayed for five, but it’s time now for me to head off to pastures new – or should that be old!”