Hamish & Andy announced in the UK

Staff Writer

At last weeks CRA National Radio Conference one of the speakers was Clive Dickens, the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Absolute Radio in the UK.

At the end of his presentation Clive let slip that within days Hamish & Andy would be announced as joining one of Absolute Radio's digital channels for a weekly show.

It has now been announced in the UK…

The deal sees Hamish Blake and Andy Lee extend the syndication of the Hamish & Andy Show to the European market for the first time with a weekly drive-time show on Absolute Radio 90s from the 19th of October.

This isn’t the first time they’ve appeared on Absolute Radio. In May the duo achieved a world first when they merged their show with the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio for a simulcast which was broadcast across the UK and Australia and New Zealand. They also hosted a number of Sunday shows in 2010.

Absolute Radio’s Head of Presentation Paul Sylvester said…

“When the opportunity to add Hamish & Andy to our roster of talent came up it was an opportunity too good to turn down. Anyone who heard their simulcast show with Christian O’Connell will know just how talented – and funny – they are.”

Andy Lee said…

“It was only a matter of time before ‘Pants Off Friday’ went global. We love the UK, we love Absolute Radio and we can’t wait to have some quality time getting to know British listeners whilst not wearing any trousers.”

The Hamish & Andy Show will be broadcast on Absolute Radio 90s every Friday between 5pm and 7pm. It will also be repeated on Absolute Radio 00s on Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.

Re-produced in part from Radio Today UK here

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