Chris Moyles to host breakfast show on XFM’s replacement station Radio X

Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson will also DJ on the station focusing on rock and guitar-based music

Chris Moyles is returning to radio with a daily breakfast show on Radio X, a rebranded version of XFM.

The former BBC Radio 1 breakfast show host broke the news on Twitter last night, revealing that he will make his Radio X debut on September 21.

Other presenters confirmed for Radio X include Vernon Kay, who will host a mid-morning show, Johnny Vaughan, who will preside over weekday drivetime, and Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson, who will host at weekends.

Ashley Tabor of Radio X’s parent company Global said in a press release: “Radio X will focus on fresh rock and guitar-based music alongside huge personalities. And personalities don’t get any bigger than Chris Moyles.

“Chris is a broadcasting genius and as Global makes a multi-million pound investment in launching Radio X on a national scale, I couldn’t think of anyone better to host the station’s breakfast show. Along with Vernon Kay, Johnny Vaughan and Ricky Wilson, the UK has never had a radio station like Radio X before.”

Meanwhile, Ricky Wilson described Radio X as “the new rebel of the airwaves”, adding that he is “both proud and excited to be right there at the beginning” of XFM’s replacement station.

According to a press release, regular artists on the Radio X playlist will include Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Maccabees, Radiohead, Nirvana, The Smiths, Royal Blood, Kasabian, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Kings of Leon.

Moyles’ breakfast show will air on weekday mornings from 6.30am to 10am. Radio X will be available nationwide on the digital radio platform D1 as well as on 104.9FM in London and 97.7FM in Manchester.