He first started the breakfast slot in 1972 and continued until 1983, before taking a break from radio. He returned to the breakfast show in 1992 and has remained there ever since. Although personally, I have only been listening to the programme since 2003.
From February, Terry will be hosting a new Sunday programme, on air between 11am and 1pm. He will share the slot with Michael Ball; with Michael presenting for 4 weeks, followed by a 12 week stint by Terry. The programme will broadcast live from the 350-seat Radio Theatre in BBC Broadcasting House in London, where he will host a hour show featuring live musical performances and guests.
The weekday morning schedule from January 4 will look like this:
- 0000-0200: Janice Long (looses 1 hour of airtime)
- 0200-0500: Alex Lester (starts an hour early)
- 0500-0700: Sarah Kennedy (starts an hour early; gains an extra 30 minutes of airtime)
- 0700-0730: Chris Evans (moves from Drivetime; Breakfast gains an extra 30 minutes of airtime)
I will be listening to this last week of Wogan and I will look forward to his return in February. Chris Evans would be my choice of a breakfast time presenter, but as some members of the family said once, Evans is only keeping the seat warm until I’m allowed near a Radio 2 microphone. 😉