Broadcaster and podcaster Geoff Lloyd has joined digital radio station Union JACK.
‘Hometown Glory’, a new fortnightly show launching this Saturday at 11am, will see Lloyd take some of the funniest names in British comedy on a trip down memory lane.
The first season of six episodes will see the broadcaster joined by comedians Simon Evans, Shazia Mirza, Tom Allen, Matt Forde, Nick Helm and Richard Herring. The station says the guests will wear their hearts on their sleeves with tales of teenage angst and regional woes. Each edition will be available as a podcast.
Speaking of his new show, Lloyd said: “I’m having a great time! It’s basically time-travelling with comedians, without the inconvenience of having to invent a time machine. The Union JACK team are the best people in commercial radio, they’re always up for trying something new, and, most importantly, they’ve said I can help myself to whatever I want from their stationery cupboard.”
Since leaving his daily Absolute Radio show, Geoff Lloyd has launched two new podcasts. Adrift is a show about social awkwardness, while Reasons to be Cheerful is co-hosted with former Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Geoff Lloyd is best known for presenting on Absolute Radio, and it’s predecessor Virgin Radio. For nearly ten years Lloyd hosted shows with Pete Mitchell as ‘Pete and Geoff’. Their breakfast show was made available for download as a podcast in 2005, making it one of the earliest podcasts launched by a radio station.
Union JACK has been on digital radio since last September. The digital station plays British music and comedy, with listeners able to control the music on its website.
CEO Ian Walker commented: “Geoff Lloyd embodies all that our station stands for, with an incredible career that has kept the nation entertained for years, and a sense of humour that our listeners will love. Hometown Glory is innovative and entertaining, and like nothing else that is already out there – which is what we do best.”
Union JACK is available on digital radio, online at unionjack.co.uk and via the Union JACK app. The station is from the same team behind JACK FM in Oxfordshire.