Roy to return to afternoons

SHAUN LOWTHORPE Broadcaster Roy Waller is set to make a return to the afternoon airwaves as part of a programming overhaul at the station in the New Year.

SHAUN LOWTHORPE

Broadcaster Roy Waller is set to make a return to the afternoon airwaves as part of a programming overhaul at the station in the New Year.

BBC Radio Norfolk is unveiling a new line-up of shows after failing to fill the gap left by the death of Midday presenter John Mills in March.

As part of the changes Roy Waller is moving back to the afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.

And fans of the Norfolk-born star will be hoping that the later start could see a return to some of the more cheeky impish humour that characterised the show before the switch to the mornings.

Following him at 4pm will be the three hour Drive Live show presented by Nicky Price. Meanwhile, Stephen Bumfrey's Breakfast Show is being extended for an extra hour until 10am, with Chris Goreham and Nicky Barnes presenting a new show from 10am to 1pm.

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Station editor David Clayton said the changes were prompted by the death of John Mills earlier this year.

"John's lunchtime consumer show was very much built around him," he said. "Tony Mallion and his team have done a brilliant job keeping the ethos of the show going, but Tony is now in demand elsewhere on Radio Norfolk."