Georgey Spanswick

Georgey Spanswick

Radio York’s Georgey Spanswick is to host evening programme across BBC local radio each Friday.

The new Friday evening show will be aired across all 39 BBC local radio stations in England while regular evening presenter Mark Forrest continues throughout the rest of the week

Spanswick, who was announced as Radio York Breakfast presenter last April, will host her first programme on April 3rd with a format which will be less news focussed than Forrest’s regular show.

She said: “Friday evening is everyone’s favourite time of the week so when better to be broadcasting to the whole of England? I’m really looking forward to helping BBC local radio listeners get in the mood for the weekend.

“The show will be a mix of the day’s talking points, great music and entertainment. But most of all I want to start the weekend with a laugh.”

Controller of English Regions, David Holdsworth, commented on the changes: “The change is designed to give the Friday programme a different feel to the rest of the week. We’re thrilled Georgey will be hosting it. She is a warm and engaging presenter who already has a strong rapport with local radio listeners.

“I’m also delighted Mark will continue to present the programme throughout the rest of the week to build on his successful two years on the evening show.”

The networked evening show was launched in January 2013. It’s syndicated across every BBC local radio station in England and broadcast from the BBC’s Leeds studio.