Simon Bates at Breakfast

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Simon Bates at Breakfast was the flagship show on Smooth Radio in the United Kingdom from January 2011 to March 2014.wikipedia
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Simon Bates at Breakfast was the flagship show on Smooth Radio in the United Kingdom from January 2011 to March 2014.
The station's flagship breakfast show was presented by Simon Bates, who left Classic FM after more than a decade.

Our Tune

The programme aired on weekdays from 6.00am to 10.00am, and included Our Tune and The Golden Hour, two features Bates had previously presented on Radio 1.
The feature has more recently been heard on Smooth Radio, where Bates presented the Breakfast Show from 2011 to 2014.

Simon Bates

It was presented by Simon Bates, who took on the role of the station's breakfast show presenter on 4 January 2011, having left his long-term show at Classic FM in order to take up the position.
On 17 August 2010, it was announced that from January 2011 Simon Bates would take over as host of the Breakfast Show on Smooth Radio, leaving Classic FM after 13 years.

The Golden Hour (radio feature)

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The programme aired on weekdays from 6.00am to 10.00am, and included Our Tune and The Golden Hour, two features Bates had previously presented on Radio 1.
The feature appeared as before, on weekdays between 9 and 10 am on Bates' breakfast show, and saw listeners invited to guess the year that a number of songs charted.

Smooth 70s

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In September 2012 the radio industry news website Radio Today reported that Bates had started to present a separate breakfast show for Smooth Radio's sister station, Smooth 70s.
In September 2012 the radio industry news website Radio Today reported that Simon Bates – host of Simon Bates at Breakfast on Smooth Radio – had started to present a separate breakfast show for Smooth 70s.

Daryl Denham

These include Lynn Parsons, Pat Sharp, Daryl Denham and David Prever.
He was also the main cover for Simon Bates on the Smooth Radio Breakfast during the Christmas 2012 period.

Jenn Bostic

The programme is credited with discovering the American Country singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic after Bates played her song "Jealous of the Angels" on the show, and it became popular with listeners.
"Jealous of the Angels" – a song inspired by her father – became popular in the UK after it was played by broadcaster Simon Bates on his Simon Bates at Breakfast show on Smooth Radio as part of the Our Tune strand on May 14, 2012, that had featured a story about loss.

United Kingdom

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Simon Bates at Breakfast was the flagship show on Smooth Radio in the United Kingdom from January 2011 to March 2014.

Classic FM (UK)

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It was presented by Simon Bates, who took on the role of the station's breakfast show presenter on 4 January 2011, having left his long-term show at Classic FM in order to take up the position.

BBC Radio 1

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The programme aired on weekdays from 6.00am to 10.00am, and included Our Tune and The Golden Hour, two features Bates had previously presented on Radio 1.

Camp Shorabak

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Bates occasionally took the show out on location for special editions, such as a week-long broadcast from Camp Bastion in December 2011 and the Falkland Islands in June 2012.

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Bates occasionally took the show out on location for special editions, such as a week-long broadcast from Camp Bastion in December 2011 and the Falkland Islands in June 2012.

Lynn Parsons

These include Lynn Parsons, Pat Sharp, Daryl Denham and David Prever. The station went national from October, at which point Lynn Parsons became the programme's temporary presenter until Bates could take up the role.

Direct Line

The programme had a number of sponsors during its time on air, including Redspottedhanky.com, Direct Line, PG Tips, SouthAustralia.com, and Škoda Rapid.

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The programme had a number of sponsors during its time on air, including Redspottedhanky.com, Direct Line, PG Tips, SouthAustralia.com, and Škoda Rapid.

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The programme had a number of sponsors during its time on air, including Redspottedhanky.com, Direct Line, PG Tips, SouthAustralia.com, and Škoda Rapid.

Digital Audio Broadcasting

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Simon Bates at Breakfast aired on the FM frequency in England, and nationally on DAB, as well as through Freeview, Freesat and Sky Digital.

Freeview (UK)

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Simon Bates at Breakfast aired on the FM frequency in England, and nationally on DAB, as well as through Freeview, Freesat and Sky Digital.

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Simon Bates at Breakfast aired on the FM frequency in England, and nationally on DAB, as well as through Freeview, Freesat and Sky Digital.

Sky UK

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Simon Bates at Breakfast aired on the FM frequency in England, and nationally on DAB, as well as through Freeview, Freesat and Sky Digital.

Jonny Gould

In July 2012 Smooth Radio announced it had hired sports media specialist Jonny Gould to anchor its extended breakfast sports bulletins during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

2012 Summer Olympics

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In July 2012 Smooth Radio announced it had hired sports media specialist Jonny Gould to anchor its extended breakfast sports bulletins during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Talksport

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Bates and Gould had previously worked together on Talk Radio some years earlier.

Radio Today (website)

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In September 2012 the radio industry news website Radio Today reported that Bates had started to present a separate breakfast show for Smooth Radio's sister station, Smooth 70s.

Voice-tracking

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The content was "voice tracked" from the main breakfast show.