Gem 106 breakfast duo, Sam and Amy, join national digital station Virgin Radio for the same time slot, replacing Edith Bowman.
Their appointment was announced at a special Virgin Radio party in London tonight.
Edith announced earlier today that she was leaving Virgin after 18 months, while Bauer revealed Sam and Amy’s departure as well as news that Jo and Sparky would replace them on the East Midlands regional station.
Sam Pinkham and Amy Voce have been on Gem 106 and its predecessor Heart for 11 years and have also done covers on Radio 2 and Magic. They won gold at the Radio Academy Awards in 2013 and 2014.
They will begin on Virgin on Monday, October 2 and will air from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Sam said, “Once you figure out who Sam is and who Amy is, we hope you enjoy the show we’re so excited to host. Amy is the rough around here. She’s sarcastic and has never been kind enough to call herself Sam.
Amy said, “After working together for ten years Sam and I can’t wait to bring our show nationwide and Virgin Radio is the perfect home. The music and the lined up guests are so exciting and as soon as Sam finds out who half of them are it will be a great show.
Francis Currie, group wireless content director for Music Radio, told RadioToday: “The virgin breakfast with Sam and Amy is going to rock! You’d better set your alarm clocks for more music in the morning. Be prepared to be impressed… if they don’t forget to set their own alarm! “
Edith Bowman does her last Virgin Radio breakfast show on Friday, September 29, while Jo and Sparky resume breakfast at Gem 106 from October 16.
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