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Regency Radio Breakfast Show Gets a Legendary Upgrade with Mike Read

In an exciting development for radio enthusiasts and music fans alike, the legendary broadcaster Mike Read is set to take over the Regency Radio Breakfast show time slot from 7am on Monday 22nd April. He will be broadcasting on both Regency Radio and Heritage Chart Radio simultaneously. Known for his dynamic presence and rich history in radio and television, Read’s show is poised to invigorate mornings with his unparalleled charisma and deep musical knowledge.

Mike Read
Mike Read

Lee Everest, the current breakfast show host, expressed his excitement about passing the baton to such a distinguished figure. “It’s been a joy waking up Brighton and Hove, and I’m thrilled to hand over the reins to a legend like Mike. I’m eager to embark on my new mid-morning slot, which will continue to spotlight local guests and issues, alongside interactive listener features and the latest news updates. And yes, I’m looking forward to those lie-ins!” said Everest.

Mike Read’s illustrious career began in 1976 at Reading’s Radio 210 and soared during his time at BBC Radio 1, where he became a household name. Beyond his radio achievements, Read is celebrated for his roles on television, including hosting Top of the Pops and Saturday Superstore, and his stage & literary contributions, with over 50 books to his name.

Read’s passion for music and broadcasting shines through his recent endeavours, such as hosting The Heritage Chart Show and co-hosting The Footage Detectives. His passion for the breakfast slot promises to blend his rich broadcasting heritage with fresh, engaging content, setting the tone for listeners’ mornings.

James Crawley,  Chairman  of Regency Radio said “We have an amazing relationship with Mike, assisting in the production and distribution of The Heritage Chart and we are thrilled to welcome him to the schedule on Regency Radio. His expertise and flair are unmatched, and we can’t wait for our audience to start their days with one of the true greats of broadcasting. It will also be exciting to hear great new music from heritage artists in this prime-time slot. The show will be being broadcast live from the Regency Radio Studios every morning.”  

Mike Read said “Having worked with the team behind Regency Radio for some time now, I am delighted to take over their Breakfast Slot broadening and growing our Heritage Chart Radio audience and bringing this amazing music to a wider audience. Regency Radio has established itself as a leading independent station in Brighton and Hove on DAB, and wider across its web, app and smart speaker streams and I look forward to introducing their audience to unique new music that they might not get from other radio stations.”

Tune in to Regency Radio’s breakfast show to start your mornings with Mike Read, where the legend himself will bring a mix of music, insightful discussions, that the vibrant spirit Brighton and the south coast are known for.

About Regency Radio:

Regency Radio is an independent Ofcom licensed radio station, dedicated to providing the best in music, local news, and engaging content for Brighton, Hove, and beyond. With a commitment to quality and community, Regency Radio is your go-to source for entertainment and information.  Regency Radio is available on DAB in Brighton and Hove online at  or via smart speakers  or the Regency Radio App. All shows are also available through listen again links on App and Website.

About Heritage Chart Radio:

The brainchild of Mike Read, Heritage Chart Radio was conceived to champion amazing new music from Heritage artists, who can no longer get regularly playlisted on national broadcasters.  Broadcasting to over 45 countries around the world, the station provides a distinct and unique sound filling a gap in the market. 

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