U105 announced that Johnny Hero will be joining the station as Drive Time presenter from 1 November 2010. Johnny, an experienced and much loved broadcaster, will be replacing George Jones.
Johnny, already a hugely popular presenter on Downtown Radio, said: “The time is right in my career to make the move up to U105. I am really looking forward to building a rapport with the U105 listeners, with my usual celebrity interviews, daily quizzes and the very best music. Hopefully all of my old friends will make the switch with me to my new show!
“I am a huge fan of U105’s music and presenters and I’m delighted to have been afforded this opportunity to take over from George who has done a great job with the Drive Time show.”
Maurice Jay, Programme Controller for U105, said: “It is a coup for U105 to attract Johnny Hero. Johnny is a hugely popular local presenter, with over 20 years broadcasting experience and I’m sure the U105 fans will love his style.
George Jones will continue to entertain his many fans on U105 with a brand new programme on Sunday evenings from 6pm. The new show will allow George to continue with his touring commitments with Clubsound.
Johnny Hero will present U105 Drive on 105.8FM, Monday to Friday 3pm – 7pm, from Monday 1st November.