After quitting her Saturday show on BBC Radio 4, Aasmah Mir has been confirmed as the co-host of the ‘Breakfast’ show on the soon-to-launch, Times Radio.
Mir will present the show Monday to Thursday, along with the station’s launch director, Stig Abell. Talking about her appointment, Mir said, “I’m thrilled to be joining Times Radio to co-host the Breakfast Show with Stig. The Times is a byword for quality journalism and this is an enviable opportunity to create compelling radio from scratch. Our listeners will be just like me – I want to be informed but I want warmth too and a programme fit for 2020. I am genuinely excited. This is the programme I have been wanting to wake up to for years.”
Abell added, “It’s an enormous privilege to be co-hosting at breakfast on Times Radio. And even better to be doing it with a broadcaster of the calibre of Aasmah Mir. Our agenda will be straightforward: provide provocative, well-informed, entertaining and useful discussion on the key stories of the day, informing the national conversation.”
Times Radio’s other presenter line-up includes Luke Jones, Jenny Kleeman, John Pienaar, Matt Chorley and Cathy Newman.
Times Radio will launch on DAB nationally. It will be a commercial-free station, funded by The Times newspaper.
Times Radio is set to launch this summer with Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell on breakfast from Monday to Thursday.
“This is the programme I have been waiting to wake up to for years.” @AasmahMir
— Times Radio (@timesradio) April 27, 2020