Leading broadcaster and producer Chris Stark is joining Global, the Media and Entertainment group, this autumn. Chris joins as Creative Executive Producer and presenter on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp. He also takes up a new role in Global’s growing podcast division, with the remit of developing sport content for Global Player.
Chris joins Global from the BBC, where he currently hosts shows with Scott Mills on Radio 1 and Radio 5 Live. He is a founding member and co-host of the popular and critically acclaimed That Peter Crouch Podcast and The Pirate Ship with Tim Kerridge and Chris Stark, and has fronted shows for Channel 4 and E4. Chris is also a successful live DJ playing major events and for brands across the UK.
Chris Stark said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Global, working across a variety of amazing projects.
“I’ve known Roman a long time and often joked over a beer it’d be great to work together on something big one day – and now here we are! I cannot wait to get started on Capital Breakfast and in my Creative Executive Producer role. Let’s make some moments!
“And then to be asked to lead on Global Player’s sport podcast content is just the icing on the cake.”
Capital’s Managing Editor, Brent Tobin said: “Chris is a first-class broadcaster and producer, with a real talent for creating brilliantly entertaining content that audiences love. He will be a fantastic addition to the Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp team. We’re also excited to have his expertise on the Global Player team as we continue to grow our podcast slate at pace.”
Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp said: “Sian, Sonny and I are super excited to have Chris on board. I just know he’ll be a huge hit with our listeners, and I’m sure everyone will join us in giving him the warmest of welcomes to the Capital Breakfast family!”
Capital is the UK’s no.1 hit music brand with 7.5m weekly listeners across the UK. Millions of listeners start their day with Roman Kemp, Sonny Jay, and Sian Welby on Capital Breakfast. It is the second biggest commercial breakfast show (after Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on Capital’s sister station Heart) with 2.5m listeners tuning in each week, and for the past three years, the nation has voted Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp as its favorite radio show at the Television Radio & Industries Club Awards.
Global Player is Global’s entertainment hub, which allows listeners to enjoy all of Global’s radio brands, award-winning podcasts, video content, and expertly-curated playlists, in one place in app, on web, and on smart speakers.
Capital is available across the UK on FM, DAB digital radio, on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Capital), iOS or Android device and at capitalfm.com.