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Alex Kapranos to host Sunday night show on Absolute Radio

By | Published on Monday 25 July 2022

Absolute Radio has announced that Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos will host a Sunday night show for the station for six weeks starting on 7 Aug.

According to the official announcement, “Alex will be bringing his encyclopaedic knowledge of and eclectic taste in music to his own show, as well as anecdotes from over 20 years at the top of the UK indie music scene and insight from across the music world. Alongside this you can expect the musician to be joined by a range of guests including Johnny Marr, The Cribs and Los Bitchos”.

Says Kapranos about the show: “I’m happy to say that Absolute Radio have invited me in to take over on Sunday nights, play songs I love, and have a bit of a chat with musicians I like. I can’t wait for you all to have a listen”.

Meanwhile Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester adds: “We are delighted that Alex will join the likes of Skin and Ronnie Wood in hosting his own Sunday night show on Absolute Radio. He is a brilliant storyteller, has exquisite taste in music and we are sure the listeners will love his take on music both new and old”.

You’ll note that Sylvester name-checked there a couple of other artists who have also hosted programmes on the station. Well, one of them, Skin, will return for a ten week run of shows from 18 Sep.