Actually, maybe don’t imagine that because it might be a bit weird – but on Absolute Radio this festive season we’re bringing you the very best bits from all of those presenters, and a lot more besides, as we take our listeners through the end of December and into 2013.
So on this first day of advent, here they are: our 2012 Christmas highlights…
The very best of Frank Skinner 2012
Saturday 22nd December, 8am-11am and Saturday 29th December, 8am-11am
Absolute Radio brings you the very best of Frank Skinner’s 2012 shows, two three hour highlights programmes featuring the funniest moments of the year. Frank, Emily and Alun re-live the year of the Jubilee, the Olympics and Frank’s first foray into fatherhood.
Christmas Day on Absolute Radio
All day Tuesday 25th December
Join Tony Hadley, Johnny Vaughan and Christian O’Connell this Christmas day as Absolute Radio keeps you going right through the morning, lunchtime and night!
10am-1pm Christmas morning with Christian O’Connell – The Breakfast Show host keeps you company as you open presents and cook the turkey. The OC and Richie will be joined by guests, they’ll play you some great Christmas songs and re-live some of their favourite moments from 2012.
1pm-4pm Tony Hadley’s Christmas lunch – The Spandau Ballet legend plays the very best Christmas music. Let this musical legend be the radio equivalent of Cranberry sauce to your turkey.
4pm-6pm Johnny Vaughan’s best of Live 2012 – After one of the biggest years of live content in our history, Johnny Vaughan brings you the highlights of 2012, including his own shows from Hyde Park at BT London Live. Re-live the best of the Olympics and enjoy again live music from the best of British: Blur, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, New Order and Duran Duran.
6pm-10pm Absolute Classic Rock Christmas party with Leona Graham – As the day draws to a close, join Absolute Radio for the ultimate Classic Rock Christmas night party!
Best of The Ronnie Wood Show
(Networked across all Absolute Radio and Absolute Classic Rock) Sunday 30th December, 6pm-10pm
Settle in for a four hour marathon with the one and only Ronnie Wood, featuring the very best bits of his incredible shows for Absolute Radio. Includes a full two hours of Ronnie in conversation with Sir Paul McCartney, as well as Ronnie’s revealing chats with his old mate Rod Stewart, and guitar legend Slash. You’ll hear them all jamming on guitars and telling stories you’ll never hear anywhere else on the radio.
After winning a mantelpiece of awards, we’ll be celebrating an amazing year for Ronnie who’s officially the busiest man in music. Ronnie’s touring commitments and other work means that, for now, he’s taking a break from Absolute Radio – but it’s au revoir, not goodbye.
New Year’s Eve
Tuesday 31st December 6pm-6am
Absolute Radio sees out 2012 in style, with special shows from Geoff Lloyd and Tony Hadley. You’ll hear some Indie anthems followed by some great 80s hits and then just the biggest party songs – basically don’t worry about making a playlist or charging your iPod, we’ll do it for you.
6pm-8pm Geoff Lloyd’s Indie disco – Only the finest Indie tunes make it onto Geoff’s playlist as he warms you up for the big night.
8pm-10pm Tony Hadley’s 80s party – The legend returns on Absolute Radio with the greatest party music ever made – two full hours of 80s classics.
10pm-6am The New Year’s Mixtape – An astonishing 8 hours of non-stop music to see in 2013