Rima Ahmed to lead BBC Radio Bradford’s Breakfast show

Lakh Baddhan

Senior Editor


The BBC has announced schedule details of its new service BBC Radio Bradford, which goes live on Monday 7th December 2020.

Announcing the line-up, the BBC said Rima Ahmed will front its Breakfast show, while Sanchez Payne will follow between 10:00 until 14:00. The service will be available on 774AM and online between 06:00 and 14:00 weekdays. BBC Radio Bradford will air local hourly news bulletins.

Ahmed won the BBC New Voices search last year and is currently fronting ‘Make A Difference’ community bulletins and Girls Power Hour.

Ahmed said, “It’s thrilling to be given the chance to present the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Bradford. This has been a long time coming for the city and it’s the listeners who will really own the show.

“We want to talk TO the people of Bradford – not just about the people of Bradford, as is so often the case. To be there when the city wakes up is going to be a real honour. I can’t wait to be your alarm clock, Bradford!”

BBC Radio Bradford is expected to remain on-air until March 2021, as a part of the BBC’s service for the local community during the coronavirus pandemic.