Johnny and Lisa sign up with Capital for two more years

Capital Radio’s breakfast hosts Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon have signed a deal to continue hosting their 95.8 Capital FM breakfast show for another two years.

Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon
Capital Radio’s breakfast hosts Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon

Station owner Global Radio says the pair have earned a second term after giving Capital a ratings boost over the last year.

During their 18-month tenure, the duo raised listener figures from 944,000 when they first joined to over 1.03 million by the end of 2009.

Global Radio’s director of broadcasting Richard Park says: “Johnny and Lisa are an outstanding duo and it’s thanks to them and a great behind-the-scenes team that the Capital breakfast show has seen such a significant increase in audience figures over the past year, taking us back to number one in London.

“We have a great tradition of supporting talent at 95.8 Capital FM and maintaining the best in radio, and we’re delighted Johnny and Lisa will be ‘keeping it Capital’ for the foreseeable future.”

According to Rajar figures, Capital FM became the capital’s top commercial radio station in terms of market share, despite losing listeners in October to the BBC.

Karmarama handles creative duties for 95.8 Capital FM and recently pledged a fresh digital push for the stations.

Meanwhile today (11 January) is Chris Evans’s first day as host of the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. He replaces Sir Terry Wogan, who bowed out in December after 27 years in the slot.

According to Rajar, Wogan had 7.7 million listeners in the second quarter, up from 7.01 million in the same period last year.