Magic 105.4 has confirmed that DJ Neil Fox will remain with the station for a further two years after signing a new contract confirming his commitment to front a revamped breakfast show.
As of Monday (6 January) Fox's breakfast show will have a new name - Foxy in the Morning - with its scheduled time changing from 6am-10am from its current 5am-9am slot. The show features a refreshed Test of Time at 9am with Verity Geere remaining as news and information presenter.
"I’m delighted to sign for another two years to Magic," said Fox. He added: "The mission of the new show is to be the friendliest and warmest out there, in tune with what London and the UK is waking up to. We want to create an optimistic, upbeat and fun tone which wakes you up and gets you to work and we can’t wait to get cracking from the 6th."
Steve Parkinson, managing director at parent company Bauer Radio London, commented: "Neil is a consummate professional and he is one of the most fantastic talents in our industry, whether presenting to his audience or in front of our advertisers or hosting events – a true all rounder. We are delighted he will remain within Bauer and Magic. Moving his show from 6-10am also means Foxy in the Morning immediately reaches a wider audience and so provides even better opportunities for our advertising partners."
Monday sees a number of changes on the station, with Gary Vincent broadcasting from 10am-2pm and Angie Greaves hosting her More Music Drivetime show from 5pm until 8pm. Paul Phear will remain on air between 2pm and 5pm until Saturday 25 January, a new presenter is set to be announced in due course.
Of Phear's departure, Parkinson explained:"We would like to thank Paul for the great job he has done at Magic over the last ten years and we wish him every success in the future."
Fox has been with Magic 105.4 since 2005.