After almost 40 years of hosting a late-night phone-in show on Metro Radio and TFM, Alan Robson has announced that it’s ending later this month.
He first hosted Night Owls on Metro Radio in 1983, then it was extended to TFM in recent years, but will finish on Thursday 27th June.
Alan broke the news to his listeners and posted on social media on Thursday evening saying: “I’ve had an incredible career on Metro and I’m grateful to both them, and you the listeners, for sticking by me for so long.”
He also said his bosses have offered him a weekly show on sister station Greatest Hits Radio, which he may do, but is looking for a full-time gig.
Here’s Alan’s message in full:
“After 40 years of presenting this award-winning show on Metro/TFM, it’s time for a change. Night Owls will air its last episode on this station at the end of the month. I’ve had an incredible career on Metro and I’m grateful to both them, and you the listeners, for sticking by me for so long.
All good things come to an end, but I’m leaving on good terms. Having known about the changes for a while, we wanted time to round-up some of the show’s best ever bits to share with you all.
“I want the next couple of weeks to be a huge celebration of all the great stuff we’ve done and the fun we’ve had on the show over the years.
“So to the future who knows….You all know how ambitious I am, and how I love doing what I do, so I’m looking for a new full time gig… so let’s see what comes up. Metro’s sister station Greatest Hits Radio have offered me the opportunity to do a weekly Sunday night show from August and this might be something I choose to do.
“I look forward to leaving on a high, so let’s let the next two weeks be full of laughs and great memories.”
Metro Radio/TFM, Regional Content Director, Tom Haynes said: “Alan’s contribution to our business and the radio industry is unprecedented and we are deeply appreciative of his commitment over the decades. He is without doubt one of the most successful broadcasters of our generation and he still has the passion and drive to keep on doing what he loves, live radio.”
Alan has picked up many industry awards for the show, both in the UK and internationally, plus he’s also broken 3 Guinness World Records.
— Night Owls (@NightOwlsNE) June 13, 2019