PROMS PRESENTER KATIE DERHAM TO JOIN SEAN RAFFERTY AS PRESENTER ON BBC RADIO 3’s DRIVETIME SHOW – IN TUNE
Announced today, Katie Derham will join the presenting line-up for BBC Radio 3’s flagship drive time programme In Tune, starting on Monday 2 October. She moves from afternoon programmes to replace Suzy Klein who is now fronting Essential Classics with Rob Cowan.
This move is part of a series of schedule and presenter refreshes taking place across the station this autumn. Katie Derham will join long-time host Sean Rafferty, who celebrated his twentieth anniversary presenting the programme in September. Katie and Sean will both front the programme, presenting in rotation.
In Tune is BBC Radio 3’s weekday drive time show, (Monday-Friday, 5 -7.30pm). The programme features a daily eclectic mix of live and recorded music, as well as news, views and developments from the arts world.
Katie Derham has hosted the BBC Proms on BBC Two since 2010, and presents a weekly magazine show, Proms Extra, every Saturday evening during the Proms season. Katie trained in piano and violin at a young age and prior to working at the BBC was hailed as the youngest news reader of all time.
Edward Blakeman, Head of Music Programmes Radio 3 says: ‘Katie is the perfect choice for In Tune. It is a live interview and music programme and Katie will bring a wealth of journalistic and live classical music presenting experience to the programme. At Radio 3 we always want to connect as many people as possible to the very best classical music performances and provide audiences with insightful interviews and comment - and this is what Katie does so well.’
Katie Derham says: ‘I’ve always loved In Tune for its vibrant mix of live music and chat, and it’s going to be a huge pleasure to join Sean and the team. I’m looking forward to great conversation with the most interesting and exciting musicians around.’