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Bob Harris to be replaced by Fun Lovin Criminal

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Bob Harris to be replaced by Fun Lovin Criminal Reply with quote

Date: 16.12.2010
Category: Radio 2; 6 Music
Huey Morgan will be crossing the radio tracks to host a new weekly show on BBC Radio 2 from 2 April 2011.


From 12midnight-3am every Saturday morning, Huey will play the same eclectic mix of music from the past 60 years that has already made him a favourite with 6 Music listeners. From hip hop to be bop, punk to soul, rock to country, Huey will cast his record net wide with an aim to satisfy the most discerning music fan.

Huey says: "Radio 2 is the most listened to radio station in the land and it's a huge honour to be given three hours a week to kick back and play some of the hottest tunes, both new and old, with a disregard of genre.

"Growing up in NYC, I could never have imagined that the prestigious and world famous BBC would give me six hours of airtime a week to play my favourite records and allow me chat to some of the people who have inspired me along the way."

Huey has spent the last few months covering Lauren Laverne's maternity leave by presenting the 10am-1pm weekday show on digital radio station 6 Music as well as hosting his own Sunday show from 1-4pm on the network, which he'll continue to front in 2011.

During 2010, his guests have ranged from Jazzie B, MC Rakim, actor/rapper Idris Elba and Squeeze, to Mick Jagger, Earth Wind and Fire, Northern Irish three-piece Two Door Cinema Club and renowned music photographer Adrian Boot.

Bob Shennan, Controller of Radio 2 and 6 Music, says: "Huey has earned his presenting stripes on 6 Music and his appointment clearly demonstrates Radio 2's fierce commitment to producing a network full of the most diverse music programming available today on UK radio."

Born in New York City, but now based in the UK, Huey is the lead vocalist and guitarist with rock hip-hop trio Fun Lovin' Criminals. As well as producing six studio albums with his band members as part of FLC and touring extensively, including a Glastonbury set in 2008, Huey has recently been making a name for himself as a TV and Radio personality.

His 6 Music show was recognised for a Gold Award in the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards and he has also stood in for Dermot O'Leary and Radcliffe And Maconie on Radio 2. On TV, Huey covered for presenter Tim Lovejoy to host Something for The Weekend during this summer's World Cup and co-hosts Pet Nation with Liza Tarbuck on Sky One, as well as being a regular guest panellist on Five's The Wright Stuff.

Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2 and 6 Music, says: "I'm sure with his musical credentials and love of music from all over the world, rap, soul, punk and more, Huey will become a firm favourite with Radio 2 listeners and fit nicely into this time of day."

Between now and April, Bob Harris will host the show.

Radio 2 listeners will receive a sneak preview of Huey's show on 29 December between 8-10pm as a part of the 6 On 2 series, which brings some of the highlights of digital radio station 6 Music to the wider Radio 2 audience.

Dave Pearce will bring his Club Classics to Radio 2 on 27 December at 8pm and Jarvis Cocker will delve into his much travelled record box on 28 December at 8pm.

Next year will see Radio 2's commitment to specialist music continue to flourish. Earlier this year, Johnnie "Pirate" Walker won Gold in the Best Regularly Scheduled Music Programme at the New York Festival, a show which encapsulated the pirate radio spirit of Sixties.

In February 2011, Paul Jones's Rhythm And Blues show will be awarded the International prize in The Blues Foundation Keep The Blues Alive annual awards ceremony in Memphis - a prize rightly deserved in recognition of Paul's commitment to this much-loved show.

The Radio 2 Folk Awards will return bigger and better than ever on 7 February 2011, presented by the host of Radio 2's folk show, Mike Harding, and nominees including Bellowhead, Laura Marling and Chris Wood.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure he's a replacement for Bob Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More like, Mark Lamarr will be replaced by Huey Morgan, with Bob Harris filling the gap in between! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they talking about Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday?

2nd April is a Saturday..............

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be Friday night/Saturday morning - Mark's replacement. Huey's not a bad choice, but the fact we get thrice-weekly Bob will make the start of 2011 pretty brilliant. I would have preferred Bob got the gig and came back to his old slot, but Huey will do I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Bob Harris to be replaced by Fun Lovin Criminal Reply with quote

thewelshboycott wrote:
Huey says: "Radio 2 is the most listened to radio station in the land and it's a huge honour to be given three hours a week to...


Anyone told Huey that he might only have 100,000 listening?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like Huey...but forgive me if i have this wrong is he replacing Bob?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't this part of Radio 2's 'Listen to 6music' campaign?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
I do like Huey...but forgive me if i have this wrong is he replacing Bob?


Definitely Mark's old show, not Bob's. http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.6569.12
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The title of this thread is very misleading.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I had to read the PR twice before I started to understand it. The thread title is utterly meaningless in the context. It could almost have been written by MarkO!! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Bob Harris to be replaced by Fun Loving Criminal Reply with quote

What's the matter - wasn't Andrew Collins available? (Collins is currently sitting in for Shaun Keaveney on 6 Music after Keaveney's wife gave birth.)

Huey Morgan's also been on The Wright Stuff and I hope Bob Shennan doesn't have his eye on fellow panellists Anne 'As A Mother' Diamond and Gail 'As A Mother 2' Porter next.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like that Mark is going but Huey is a good replacement
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must admit I hadn't considered Huey Morgan (just wait for someone calling him Lewis instead!) although when he's stood in for people on R2 before, he's been reasonably knowledgeable, personable and played some good stuff, so all in all, a great replacement for ML. I must try to listen to 6Music more now that it's been given a reprieve.
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