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.
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.
“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.