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07.10.03


RADIO 1


Chris Moyles to host brand new Radio 1 breakfast show


Radio 1 announced today (Tuesday 7 October) that Chris Moyles will be hosting a brand new breakfast show from early 2004.


This change to the schedule will see the current host Sara Cox taking over Chris's weekday afternoon slot from 3.00 to 5.45pm.


Radio 1 Controller, Andy Parfitt, said of the move: "I am absolutely delighted that Chris has agreed to host the new breakfast show.


"He was my first and only choice as successor to Sara who has done a great job over the last three and a half years. In a market that is getting more competitive by the month, I think Chris is going to be just what our audience is looking for."


Chris added: "I am really chuffed – I've said for ages that I am the saviour of Radio 1, now it looks I am finally going to have the chance to prove it!"


Sara Cox said: "I have had a great time doing the breakfast show over the last few years but I have to say the thought of finally being able to have a lie-in is extremely appealing."


Changes to the schedule will take place in January 2004. The exact date has yet to be confirmed.


Update - Chris Moyles takes over the Radio 1 breakfast show at 7.00am on Monday 5 January 2004


Notes to Editors


Biographies of Chris Moyles and Sara Cox are available.



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