Times Radio launches with PM interview

Yesterday morning, Times Radio went live with an exclusive broadcast interview with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Times Radio launches with PM interview
Photograph: Times Radio

This was, says Times Radio, his first sit-down broadcast interview since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

The Prime Minister was interviewed by presenters Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell on the breakfast show, and he talked about his proposals for the British economy and announced a billion pound package for investment in education.

Boris Johnson also told Times Radio he lost a lot of weight in intensive care with coronavirus and the UK will be "more resistant to diseases such as Covid if we can tackle obesity."

Times Radio is broadcasting live on DAB, online and via app and smart speakers. The station will be ad break-free, with commercial opportunities for sponsors across the schedule, say the publishers.