Ken Bruce has left BBC Radio 2 after presenting his final morning slot with the station.

Bruce spent more than 30 years with the BBC, with his show well-loved for its iconic daily game: Popmasters.

Announcing Bruce’s departure on 17 January, Radio 2 tweeted: “We have some news… After 31 years of presenting the 9.30am-midday weekday show Ken Bruce has decided to leave.

“We’re going to miss you lots Ken and want to congratulate you on a fantastic career at the BBC.”

Despite his BBC departure, Bruce’s career is far from over, and he is going on to join former Radio 2 colleagues at Greatest Hits Radio.

When will Ken Bruce join Greatest Hits Radio?

Bruce said his new show on Greatest Hits Radio will begin on Monday 3 April and will be on air from 10am -1pm.

For his new show, Bruce promises “me and my musings and all the great records you know and love from the 70s, 80s and 90s”.

Bruce said that after 45 years on the BBC it was “time for a change”, explaining: “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.”

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How can I listen to Greatest Hits Radio?

According to the Greatest Hits website, the station can be found on FM and DAB. You can access the specific regional frequencies for the show on Planet Radio.

For those without a radio, the station can be accessed via their website or on the free app for iPhone or Android. It can also be found on Freeview channel 716 and Sky channel 0151.

When did Ken Bruce join the BBC?

The BBC said: “Ken joined the BBC in 1977 as a BBC Radio Scotland staff presenter. His first regular slot on Radio 2 was the Saturday Late Show in 1984, and the following year he fronted the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, taking over from Terry Wogan.

“He moved to mid mornings in 1986, then after a brief stint on late nights and early mornings, he returned to mid mornings in January 1992, where the show’s most recent weekly reach was 8.56m (Rajar, Q3 2022).

“Ken has also presented Radio 2’s coverage of Eurovision since 1988, and has been a regular presenter of Sunday Night is Music Night.

“Ken’s show is famous for PopMaster, a quiz which has run for 25 years, Tracks of My Years, where a famous person chooses their favourite records and more recently, The Piano Room, featuring live music from a range of great artists.”

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