Nation continues to hire former Wave 105 presenters

Kate Weston and Andy Jackson are joining Nation Broadcasting whilst Tony Shepherd gets a weekday show across the Nation network.

They join Steve Power and Selina Ross who have already made the move in recent weeks.

All five were previously on-air at the Bauer-owned regional radio station Wave 105 before it became Greatest Hits Radio on March 28th 2024.

They’re all now across the schedule on Nation Radio South and Easy Radio, which is on FM in parts of the area.

After a recently joining the weekend schedule, Tony Shepherd will present weekdays on Nation Radio in his former Wave 105 afternoon slot between 1 and 3pm from Monday 10th June.

Neil Fox moves to 6-10, Russ Williams 10-1, with Steve Power and Selina Ross on drivetime between 3 and 7pm.

Kate Weston is to replace Steve Power on Easy Breakfast from 6am weekdays, with Andy Jackson joining the company to present daytimes on Easy Radio with an additional Sunday evening show on Nation.

Kate Weston said: “I am thrilled to be joining Nation’s Easy Radio. I am passionate about local radio and looking forward to reuniting with listeners across the South and to making new friends. The music is terrific. What’s not to love!”

Andy Jackson said: “I really am so excited to be a part of the Nation family, along with some of the truly great broadcasters and friends I’ve worked with on the south coast for the last 25 years. The reaction from listeners has been incredibly positive.”

Nation’s founder Jason Bryant told RadioToday: “Both Nation Radio and Easy Radio have an opportunity to make significant listening gains over the next 12 months and we want to capitalise on that opportunity. Andy, Kate and Tony are much loved voices across the South and I am looking forward to seeing their contribution to our continued growth.”

Group Programme Director Neil Greenslade said: “It’s such a pleasure to be working with these hugely successful presenters who will add even more scale to our already great schedule in the south.”