A new national radio station with a twist is set to launch in Surrey today (April 4), refusing to air scheduled newscasts. Instead, it will focus on “fun and lifestyle items,” its founders promised.
Promising a mix of humour, upbeat interviews and popular music, Great British Radio is the brainchild of comedian and broadcaster Mike Osman and is financially backed by millionaire plumber Charlie Mullins. The new station’s launch program includes interviews with celebrity guests such as Chris Tarrant, Brian Conley, Lesley Joseph, Joe Pasquale and Harry Redknapp.
Mike Osman said: “We all want good laughs, good guests and good music. There is too much unhappiness and sadness on the airwaves, so instead we will aim to make our listeners laugh at least once. times every ten minutes.”
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Osman previously hosted Prime Time Breakfast on Capital Gold and also presented on Smooth FM. But more recently, he has garnered millions of views on TikTok for his impressions of Donald Trump.
Charlie Mullins, a London-based plumbing contractor who recently sold Pimlico Plumbers for £125million, will be chairman of the new station. Charlie said: “I loved listening to the radio back when DJs made you laugh out loud. I liked the idea of Great British Radio so much that I bought part of the business!”
The station’s resident crew includes celebrity presenters such as actor Sam Kane, television personality Linda Lusardi, actress Vicki Michelle, singer RaRa, comedian Richard Digance and radio host Kevin King.
Great British Radio is available on DAB+ inHertfordshire,Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, North London, Surrey and South London – plus nationwide via radio player at greatbritishradio.org.