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ALEX SALMOND TO HOST WEEKEND RADIO SHOW ON LBC

‘Salmond on Sunday’ launches on Sunday September 17th at 3pm

Global, The Media & Entertainment group, today announces that former First Minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader, Alex Salmond joins Global station LBC to present a brand new show starting on Sunday (September 17th). Salmond will host his own show on Britain’s biggest commercial news talk radio station every Sunday between 3pm-6pm. 

Poised to tackle the nation’s most important and talked about issues, Salmond on Sunday promises a packed programme full of fiery debate, intelligent discussion, breaking news and informed opinion.

Salmond has already proven himself as a popular broadcaster and re-joins LBC, the home of political debate, following the success of The Alex Salmond Phone-in which aired during Iain Dale’s show in 2016.  A natural performer, Salmond returns to the airwaves fresh from the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he performed his chat show Alex Salmond…Unleashed.

LBC is the only radio station to give its audience direct access to high profile political figures through programmes such as Speak to Sadiq with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Salmond joins an impressive line-up of presenters such as Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Nigel Farage and Iain Dale.

Alex Salmond said: “I'm really excited by Salmond on Sunday on LBC.  This is a great spot to lead Britain's conversation.  We will pick up the hot topics from the week's news and look toward what will make the headlines in the week to come.  It is the quality of the conversation with the listeners which makes LBC shows. I am looking forward to the talk and the tweets.”

James Rea, LBC’s managing editor, said: “As a huge figure in British politics, Alex Salmond is widely recognised as a defining figure for Scottish nationalism. Armed with 30 years of experience, he is the ideal person to take on the nation’s most important and controversial issues.  We’re very pleased to welcome him to LBC and look forward to his new show.”

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About LBC:

LBC is Britain’s biggest commercial news talk radio station, tackling the major stories of the day and the issues that matter with two million listeners across the UK. LBC presenters are known for their informed and incisive analysis, and include Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale, Nigel Farage and Maajid Nawaz. The multi-award winning ‘Nick Ferrari at Breakfast’ now attracts an audience of 1.2 million people every week. LBC is owned by Global. It is available across the UK on DAB digital radio and TV, at LBC.co.uk, on the LBC app and in London on 97.3 FM. Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI / RSMB, period ending June 25th 2017.

About Global:

Global is one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups and Europe’s largest radio company.  With a portfolio of some of the largest and most respected media brands, events and artists, Global reaches more than 31 million people every week, including more than 25 million on the radio alone.  As well as being home to the UK’s biggest commercial radio business, Global has an entertainment division which spans artist management, music publishing, touring, events, and is also the second biggest festival company in the UK.  Global’s headquarters are in London’s iconic Leicester Square.  Global has more than 1,600 people working at 25 broadcast centres and offices around the UK.  Ashley Tabor OBE is Founder & Executive President, Stephen Miron is Group CEO, Richard Park is Group Executive Director & Director of Broadcasting and Lord Allen is Chairman.  Tabor created Global in 2007.

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