Danny Wallace is joining Xfm London to present the breakfast show from next month.
Danny has previously done work for stations Radio 2, 6 Music and Absolute Radio – and had a spell on Xfm’s weekend line-up in 2008.
Danny also does TV work and is an author and journalist. His book ‘Yes Man’ was adapted for the big-screen starring Jim Carrey, whilst the screen-play adaption for ‘Friends Like These’ is currently underway.
He’ll take on the 6.30-10am slot on Xfm London from 1st August. He takes over from previous breakfast presenter Dave Berry, who moved to Global Radio’s sister station Capital FM earlier this year.
Danny says: “I’ve been a fan of Xfm for as long as it’s been going and to get the Breakfast Show gig is a dream come true. Its listeners are smart and funny, its music cutting edge, and its logo light green – the three most important elements of successful breakfast broadcasting.
I can’t overstate how keen I am and how hard I will work to make the show the best it can be. I can’t wait.”
Xfm’s Programme Director Andy Ashton told us: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Danny Wallace to the Xfm Breakfast Show. Danny’s intelligence, humour and passion for music make him the perfect match for our audience. His achievements so far are incredible and we can’t wait to build on that with the launch of the brand-new show.”
Global Radio has requested to change the formats of Capital FM Scotland and Capital FM Birmingham.
Both stations still carry music obligations from previous owners, something which Global is keen to remove to enable all stations using the Capital FM brand to have similar formats.
Previously, Capital FM Scotland has been known as Xfm, Galaxy and originally Beat 106 and inherits parts of its format from these brands. In Birmingham, the station was originally licensed for listeners of Afro-Caribbean origin and still has reggae, RnB and hip hop music requirements.
These proposed changes would align the music output of Capital FM Scotland and Birmingham with other Capital FM services elsewhere in the UK, although they would still be required to broadcast locally-made programmes for at least seven hours each weekday daytime (including breakfast) and four hours on each of Saturday and Sunday.
London community radio station Rinse FM has been found in breach of the Ofcom code for repeatedly broadcasting songs featuring the F-word.
The station – which targets 15 to 24 year olds with an interest in urban music – hadn’t apologised on air following a ten-minute period that included five uses of the expletive.
A listener, parent to a 12 year old boy, complained to Ofcom about the prevalence of offensive language in songs broadcast by the station, giving the afternoon of 30 March 2011 as an example when her son had been listening.