Old Skool Anthems, which runs on Key 103 and Rock FM, is to be networked across the Place Portfolio.

This means that the show, hosted by Neil Bentley, will extend its coverage to 14 more stations including Radio City, Metro Radio and Hallam FM.

Neil Bentley

Neil Bentley

“I’m delighted to welcome Neil to the team and look forward to working with him as we strive to offer content that delights and excites our listeners across the North of England and Scotland,” said Owen Ryan, group content director, Bauer Radio North of England and Scotland.

“I’m confident ‘Old Skool & Anthems’ will create a real appointment to listen each day and help our market leading stations continue to grow audience share in their communities across the UK.”

Bauer confirmed that the decision will not impact on rosters at other stations, with “other shows and presenters remaining in their current day-parts on either side of the new show.”

It will be produced in Manchester by North West regional content director, Ande Macpherson alongside the new In:Demand programme, which also airs for the first time on February 17th.