Wireless local stations are creating a brand new Top 40 chart show to run across its network of FM stations, starting on January 6. The new show will air at 4pm-7pm each Sunday and will be hosted by rising star Olivia Jones, who is a fresh new voice to the network.
The new Total Access Top 40 show will be sponsored by The Sun in the latest synergy from Wireless owner and The Sun’s publisher, News UK, with the chart compiled from airplay, downloads and sales in the UK.
Commenting on the new show, Group Programme Director for Wireless Local Stations, Terry Underhill said: "The weekly Top 40 has been a ‘must listen' show for decades and I'm excited that we're able to produce our own weekly chart show.
"We've got fantastic imaging and production and an exciting new presenter who'll be counting down the biggest songs every week. The chart show is an important reference point for music lovers and this investment will present exciting opportunities for advertisers too.”
The Sun's Chief Marketing Officer, Nathan McPherson said: "The Weekly Top 40 chart show celebrates the best in popular culture which is why it is the perfect sponsorship fit for The Sun. Our support is the latest example of the The Sun working closely with our partners at Wireless and its local network.”
The nine FM stations who will be broadcasting the Total Access Top 40 are as follows: