New opinion-led news programme on LBC
Brand-new arts programme on Classic FM
A regular column on LBC.co.uk and Global Player
Global, one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups, has signed Andrew Marr in an exclusive deal, which will see the broadcaster and journalist present brand-new programmes on LBC and Classic FM next year.
Marr will host a brand new, opinion-led programme, broadcast on LBC and fully visualized on Global Player where he will give his view on the biggest issues of the moment, along with agenda-setting guests. He joins Britain’s biggest commercial news talk station as it celebrates its highest ever listening figures, with more than 3 million people now tuning in across the UK each week.
As part of the major exclusive broadcast deal with Global, he will also present a brand-new programme on Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, playing the world’s greatest music, as well as interviewing guests from the worlds of politics and the arts.
In addition to his new programmes on LBC and Classic FM, Marr will also present new weekly podcast on Global Player – Global’s news and entertainment hub – and will write a regular column for LBC.co.uk
Andrew has hosted the BBC’s flagship political programme, The Andrew Marr Show, for the past 16 years and regularly presents on BBC Radio 4. The recipient of numerous awards for his journalism in broadcast and print, he is also an acclaimed documentary-maker and author, having written more than a dozen books.
“Coming to Global gives me a new freedom – to do fast-paced, very regular political journalism on LBC with no filter, in entirely my own voice. On Classic FM, I’ll be exploring my love of classical music, and culture generally, with some surprising guests. I feel I’m joining a young, hungrily ambitious and exciting company and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
“Andrew is one of the finest and most respected broadcasters and journalists of our time and we are honored to welcome him to the Global family, especially at a moment when we are celebrating record audience figures. LBC now takes its next step.
Andrew Marr will be an unmissable moment in the schedule and we are excited that he will be part of LBC and Classic FM’s incredible presenter line-up.”
Ashley Tabor-King OBE, Founder & Executive President of Global
James Rea, Director of Broadcasting & Content at Global, said: “It is fantastic to welcome a broadcaster of Andrew’s calibre to Global. We are looking forward to him bringing his sharp, political insight to LBC at such an exciting time for the station and his passion for classical music and the arts to Classic FM. I know that our audience will enjoy listening and interacting with him from next year.”
Andrew joins a formidable line-up at LBC, which includes Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Eddie Mair, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale, David Lammy, Camilla Tominey and Matt Frei. He also joins the all-star line-up at Classic FM, including Alexander Armstrong, Moira Stuart, John Suchet, Myleene Klass, Margherita Taylor, Bill Turnbull, Alan Titchmarsh, John Humphrys, and Charlotte Hawkins.