Steve Wright has emphasized that he will not be retiring in an announcement posted ahead of his Steve Wright show In The Last Afternoon on Radio 2.
In July, the station’s veteran host announced that he would be stepping down from his daytime Radio 2 program after 23 years as part of a plan to change the station’s schedule.
In a heartfelt message posted on Radio 2’s Twitter account ahead of his departure on September 30, Wright said: “A while before our last SWITA show, I just wanted to present I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those who have taken the time to listen at any time during the past 23 years.
“Personally, I would say it is a privilege that it has brought you great fun, conversational information, entertainment, great humor and of course wonderful guests.
“I know I’ve been incredibly lucky to do this work and have never taken it for granted.”
Wright, 68, continues to emphasize the fact that despite leaving Steve Wright In The Afternoon, he is not retiring and will continue on radio with other shows and projects.
“I also want to clear something up. I’m not retiring!!! ” he say.
“I repeat, I am NOT retiring!!!
“I’m taking a break from daytime broadcasting and will continue on Radio 2. I’ll be watching a little digital with the podcast, Serious Jockin’ will still be there on BBC Sounds, and Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Song continues. continue on Radio 2. weekends.”
Wright has performed Steve Wright on Afternoon on the 2PM Track since 1999 and also performed Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Song online.
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He added that he will also present a special on Radio 2 on National Album Day and will return to the network to present some of the festival’s specials over Christmas.
Scott Mills is set to step into the position currently held by Wright, after he left Radio 1 last month.
After joining the BBC in 1998, Mills, 49, presented the BBC Radio 1 breakfast program until 2004, after which he switched to working weekend afternoons for six months.
Until his departure in August, he presented the Scott Mills show on Radio 1 from 1pm to 4pm, alongside co-host Chris Stark, as well as The Official Chart Show on Fridays. from 2018.
Mills will join Radio 2 to present a new weekday show, while Stark, who also left Radio 1 last month, will join the Capital Breakfast Show.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/steve-wright-has-stressed-he-is-not-retiring-ahead-of-final-radio-2-weekday-show-42028260.html Steve Wright has insisted he won’t retire before Radio 2’s last show of the week