Radio 1 in huge summer schedule shake up as Greg James’ breakfast show changes time

BBC radio bosses have announced a huge summer schedule shake up.

The changes will see the Radio 1 Breakfast show hosted by Greg James extended by half an hour until 11am, Monday to Thursday for the summer.

BBC bosses have announced a new summer schedule at Radio 1
Greg James at BBC Radio 1’s Biggest WeekendCredit: Getty – Contributor

Greg said he was happy to accommodate listeners who will be enjoying a lie-in during the holdays.

He said: “Being on the radio is pretty much my entire personality so why not do an extra half hour a day for all those who can’t be bothered waking up early for the Breakfast Show in the summer holidays.”

Meanwhile, broadtcasting from Cardiff, Sam and Danni will cover Friday Early Breakfast (5am – 7am) from July 5th until January 2025, when new presenters will take over the slot to showcase emerging talent.

Alongside this, they’ll host Weekend Breakfast (Saturdays and Sundays, 7am – 10am).


Industry figures for the last quarter of 2023 made grim reading for BBC top brass.

They reveled commercial stations added one million listeners year-on-year to reach a total of 39.1 million people – as thousands more people tune in to Virgin Radio and Heart FM.

By comparison Radio 1 lost almost two million listeners over the same period, with 31.3 million now tuning in. Amanda Holden and

Jamie Theakston’s breakfast show on Heart also overtook Greg James’ Radio 1 show.

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