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Neil Fox and Pat Sharp join new London station

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A brand new digital radio station has launched today in the capital.

Thames Radio will play the greatest hits from the 70s to today, along with news, weather and travel news for London and the South East.

The former Smooth Radio and Funhouse presenter Pat Sharp has joined the station, hosting a morning show on weekdays.

Neil Fox returns to radio in London having most recently presented the breakfast show on Magic 105.4 in 2014. He will play ‘all time favourites’ every Saturday morning. Neil Fox and Pat Sharp were both DJs at Capital FM.

Gary King will host two music shows each weekend: Totally 80s and Totally 90s. They feature music and interviews with the biggest names from each decade.

Artists on the playlist on Sunday included Backstreet Boys, Michael Jackson, Robert Palmer and Destiny’s Child.

Some London stations which previously only broadcast programmes to the capital have expanded to cover wider areas or the UK as a whole. The station told The Guardian it sees this as an opportunity to provide a London-focused station for the city.

Thames Radio is available on digital radio in London and some parts of the South East. It may be necessary for listeners to use the re-scan option on digital radios to find the new station.

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