Following Chris Moyles recent announcement of his departure from the Radio One breakfast show, it has been revealed that his listeners have already beaten him to it in quitting the show.
Between April and June 2012, the show lost 200,000 listeners, acoording to Rajar (Radio Joint Audience Research). Chris Moyles announced his departure from the Radio One show on 11 July, 2012. He is currently drawing 6.9 million listeners - down from a peak of 11.82 million in 2010.
"We're off. I wanted to let you know. A couple more months of us, then it's someone else's turn. Thank you for listening," said the 38-year-old live on his show, passing the reigns to fellow broadcaster, Nick Grimshaw.
Nick Grimshaw recently spoke of his fears over the new role, saying that his inability to work in the mornings almost cost him the breakfast show job.
"When I went for the meeting at 9.30, which is early for me, I went into the meeting and I was late and I thought I was going to be in trouble. My agent knew and said it's not trouble," says Grimshaw. "I went in and said I'm really sorry I'm late Ben, I just can't function in the morning, and he's like, "Well, you're going to have to start getting up a little bit earlier".'
Chris Moyles will leave the breakfast show in September but is expected to stay with the station as his contract with Radio One lasts until 2014.