Scala Radio introduces new shows

Radio presenter Richard Allinson is joining Scala Radio to present a new evening show.

The three-hour programme will feature new classical releases, the Piano Playlist at 8pm and an hour of Mindfulness Music at 9pm. The new show will begin at 7pm on Tuesday 19th April.

Richard Allinson previously hosted Drivetime on Magic and breakfast on Magic Soul, as well as programmes on BBC Radio 2. In February he joined Greatest Hits Radio to present a Saturday afternoon programme.

A new weekend breakfast show will be hosted by Hannah Cox on Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 10am. The new programme will offer “a peaceful and welcoming start to the weekend along with a look-back at some of the guests who’ve appeared on Scala Radio over the past week.” The new Weekend Breakfast show will start on 23rd and 24th April.

Jamie Crick will present a new programme on Sunday afternoons. The West End Weekend on Scala Radio will celebrate music from musicals, expanding on a feature from his Sunday breakfast show. Listeners will be taken on a trip to the West End with the best and most iconic musical tunes from across the decades. New releases will also be featured on the show when it starts on Sunday 24th April at 5pm.

Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode continue to host their own programmes on the station following the end of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. Simon Mayo presents the Essential Albums show on Saturday afternoons from 3pm to 5pm. Mark Kermode presents a weekly movie music show on Scala Radio on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm.

The duo recently teased a new home at

Scala Radio is available on DAB digital radio across the UK. It’s also available in the Scala Radio app, online and on smart speakers. The radio station launched in 2019 with “classical music for modern life”.