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Former Capital FM and Magic presenter Simon Phillips joins Jazz FM

Broadcaster Simon Phillips is joining Jazz FM to present the station’s Weekend Breakfast Shows from this weekend.

This follows a successful cover stint and a slot on the station’s Soul Weekender event day on the August bank holiday.

Simon has previously presented shows for Choice FM, Capital FM, Galaxy and Magic, but says he’s always wanted to be a Jazz FM presenter playing the music that he loves.

On joining the station, Simon says: “Joining Jazz FM is a dream come true and a coming of age for me.

“I’m a huge fan of the station, listening religiously, and now to be a part of the team with broadcasters who were early influences such Chris Philips, Tony Minvielle and Jeff Young is amazing.

“In terms of my personal journey, this is THE most important stage. I really look forward to being a part of this incredible team into the next 30 years.”

The show will air Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6am – 10am with the final hour focusing on Simon’s passion of Nu, Neo and Luxury Soul music.

Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts said: “As the sun sets on our 30th anniversary year of some amazing content on Jazz FM, it’s great to have such a safe pair of hands take over our Weekend Breakfast show.  Simon’s experience in broadcasting and his total passion for our music will mean that our listeners will receive a unique start to their weekends.

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