Ahead of the station’s relaunch, fans and critics questioned Radio X’s new “male-focussed” approach. However, after setting the record straight during the first 30 minutes of his show, Chris soon got back into the swing of things, and pleasantly surprised the majority of listeners:
There is a certain level of comfort waking up to Chris Moyles. Old habits never die. #radiox— Matthew McEvoy (@MDMc16) September 21, 2015
— Ben Johnson (@TheNorfolkBlue) September 21, 2015
If you want to convince us that you like/welcome women to your station, then hire equal numbers of male and female presenters #radiox— Fiona Sturges (@FionaSturges) September 21, 2015
Girls Aloud on the 'fresh rock, male only radio station' nice work 😂👏🏻 #RadioX— Sam (@essjayarr) September 21, 2015
After almost 30 minutes of chatter, Chris officially opened his show with Girls Aloud’s ‘Love Machine’, as a direct response to Radio X’s critics.
Radio listening figures are issued quarterly, so fans will have to wait until January to hear how Chris fares against his commercial radio rivals, and the BBC’s offerings.
The Radio X rebrand has seen a full shake-up of the station’s offerings, and veteran presenters John Kennedy and Ian Camfield are being joined by Chris, Vernon Kay and Kaiser Chiefs’’ Ricky Wilson.
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