Veteran presenter Mike Chadwick is to leave the UK’s premier jazz, blues and soul station at the end of March. Jez Nelson and Ruth Fisher join at weekends.
Veteran presenter Mike Chadwick is to leave the UK’s premier jazz, blues and soul station at the end of March, meaning that Jazz FM have announced a new look to its weekend late night schedule beginning on the weekend 2nd / 3rd April 2016.
The returning Jez Nelson will now present his programme 'Somethin’ Else with Jez Nelson' on a Sunday night for 3 hours from 10pm, whilst Saturday night from 10pm will be 'The Blueprint with Chris Philips,' which had prior to this point been broadcasting at midnight on Saturday since 2013.
The station also welcomes newcomer Ruth Fisher to the station who will present a new contemporary jazz programme between 1am and 3am on Sunday mornings.
Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts said, “It’s sad to have to say goodbye to a presenter like Mike with his musical knowledge after 22 years and I wish him all the very best, but I hope for the listeners we have created a really interesting new approach to weekend late nights. Chris and Jez were both trailblazers at the start of the station's life and they will continue to be so in these slots as they crate dig for some stunning older material while championing new contemporary music. Add Ruth Fisher to the mix and our commitment to contemporary jazz has never been stronger.”