Ken Bruce leaves UKTN Radio 2 after 30 years: ‘The time is right’

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Ken Bruce is leaving Radio 2 in March after 31 years presenting the mid-morning weekday show, the UKTN has announced.

Broadcaster Ken Bruce said “the time is right” for him to move on from UKTN Radio 2 after presenting the weekday morning show for 31 years.

The 71-year-old, who leaves in March, joined the company in 1977 as a UKTN Radio Scotland presenter and his first regular appearance on Radio 2 was the Saturday Late Show in 1984. The following year he fronted the Radio 2 Breakfast Show . , taking over from Sir Terry Wogan.

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Bruce said: “Nothing stays the same forever and I’ve decided the time is right to leave Radio 2 when my current contract expires in March. It’s been a hugely happy time for me: I’ve made lots of friends and worked with lots of great colleagues.

“However, I feel that after 45 years of full-time broadcasting on UKTN Radio it is time for a change. I would like to stress that this is entirely my decision, but a number of new opportunities have emerged and I would like to take my career in a slightly different direction. way to continue.” in the coming years, details of which will be announced shortly.

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“I will always be very proud of my association with the UKTN and Radio 2 in particular and would like to thank everyone who helped make the morning show such a success.”

Radio 2 will announce the presenter and details of the new morning show at a later date.

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