Ken Bruce has today announced that he has decided to leave BBC Radio 2 after 31 years presenting the 9.30am - midday weekday programme.

Ken says: “Nothing stays the same forever and I have decided the time is right for me to move on from Radio 2 when I reach the end of my current contract in March. 

It’s been a tremendously happy time for me: I’ve made many friends and worked with many wonderful colleagues." 

"However I feel that after 45 years of full-time broadcasting on BBC Radio it’s time for a change.

Ken Bruce

I will always be very proud of my association with the BBC and Radio 2 in particular and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped to make the mid-morning show a success. 

Lorna Clarke, Director, BBC Music, says: “Ken is an extraordinary broadcaster with an exceptional career over many decades.

BBC Radio 2 is the UK’s most listened to radio station, with a weekly audience of 14.46 million (RAJAR Q3, 2022), and won Station Of The Year at the Music Week 2021 awards. 

Radio 2 will announce the host and details of the new mid-morning show at a later date.

Ken is a BBC radio programmer