BBC Northampton's John Griff is back on air with new weekend show

John Griff, BBC Radio Northampton
John Griff, BBC Radio Northampton

BBC Northampton's John Griff will be starting his new breakfast show this weekend.

John Griff will be on-air on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and then on Sunday's from 9am to noon.

The Saturday show will feature John's favourite hits, along with a Culture Club and a gardening slot with Johnnie Amos.

Sunday's show will feature Johnnie’s Gardening Question Time phone in. The ever popular Book Club will also make a welcome return from the 14 May starting with The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

As usual John will be joined once a month by guests for his Life Stories segment, his first guest will be Yemi Olowoyo on May 28. Yemi is the founder of a charity in Northampton that work with families who are black, dual heritage or from migrant communities.

She will be sharing her story of being a former social worker to running an inter-generational gospel choir! Along with songs that have meaning in her life.

John said: “I’m looking forward to kick starting the weekend for the listeners of BBC Radio Northampton, I love this new slot and we have some great things to look forward too, with special guests for Life Stories and I can’t wait to get stuck into the Book Club reading list.”

Helen Grimes, Editor at BBC Radio Northampton says, “I’m really looking forward to hearing John’s new shows this weekend. I think that the weekends will be a great home for features like Book Club and Life Stories. I’m particularly excited about John’s plans to get the show out around Northamptonshire.”