Absolute Radio hands listeners control with new primetime shows
Absolute Radio is launching a new weekend schedule, in which Leona Graham will return to host the Absolute Classic Rock Party at 8pm every Saturday. There will be an extended all request show fronted by Claire Sturgess, as the brand prepares a series of new primetime shows available for sponsorship. The influx of programmes will lay the groundwork for a summer filled with live music and exclusive content.
The station is also announcing a series of special programming as they go behind the scenes with Muse on their Drones tour. The Absolute Radio All request show will build on its success since its launch last summer as Claire Sturgess will now host two extended request shows every weekend. She’ll be putting listeners fully in control of the music on the station from 5-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Leona Graham is back on her favourite show for the summer, (as well as continuning her permanent weekday mid-morning show). She will be partying on a Saturday night with the best rock party anthems on the show she made famous – The Absolute Classic Rock Party at 8pm every Saturday. Danielle Perry will continue with her Sunday Night Music Club with Q Magazine from 8pm with new music with even more live tracks from some of the summer’s biggest gigs and festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival. The station returns once again to the festival as the official radio partner, broadcasting live all weekend with exclusive artist interviews and live, uninterrupted stage sets from the star studded line-up. Pete Donaldson, Sarah Champion, Danielle Perry and Andy Bush will bring all of the latest backstage gossip every day, taking to the airwaves on the Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday.
On Thursday, April 28 at 9pm, Danielle Perry will go behind the scenes on the Drones tour, featuring exclusive interviews with Muse who’ll reflect on their latest album and life on the road. The two-hour show will showcase live tracks from their O2 gigs plus some of the songs which have inspired their signature sound. The programme is part of Absolute Radio’s Real Music Matters campaign, a message that communicates a shared love of real music from a station which prides itself on a playlist that delivers music, from both old and new artists, who have connected with the hearts and minds of music lovers