Rachel Johnson is joining LBC – Britain’s biggest commercial news talk radio station – to present her own Friday evening programme, starting this evening. (24th April).
One of the UK’s leading journalists and broadcasters, Rachel will bring her unique insight, candour and personality to LBC every Friday from 6pm. With the listeners taking centre stage, the brand-new, hour-long show will be packed with opinions, debate and the latest news. While Rachel will be behind the mic, LBC’s audience will be in the driving seat to discuss the big issues of the day that matter to them.
Rachel becomes part of LBC’s impressive line-up – which includes Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Eddie Mair and Iain Dale – at a time when the station is enjoying record-breaking audience figures. Currently 2.7 million people are tuning in each week – the highest in the station’s 47-year history.
In the most recent digital listening figures for March, LBC’s total hours have increased by 45% compared with February and, in the same month, almost eight million people visited LBC and its sister station LBC News.
“I am genuinely honoured that LBC has found a slot for me on its hallowed schedule alongside broadcasters I have listened to in awe for many years.”
Rachel Johnson, new LBC presenter
LBC’s managing editor Tom Cheal said: “Straight-talking, outspoken and very personable, Rachel is a first-class presenter and journalist. At this unprecedented time in our history and when more people than ever are tuning in to LBC to express their views and join the debate, we are thrilled to welcome her to the LBC team.”
Rachel Johnson hosts her own Friday evening show (6pm to 7pm) on LBC – available across the UK on DAB digital radio and TV, LBC.co.uk, the LBC and Global Player apps and also in London on 97.3 FM.