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Our Colin is going back to his roots

Home-grown presenter Colin Murray is to host a new weekly music show on BBC Radio Ulster.

The Belfast-born DJ, who presents his own programme on Radio One four nights a week as well as Fighting Talk on Five Live, will now also front his own specialist music programme on Saturday nights on Radio Ulster as part of the station's The Late Show strand.

The Late Show with Colin starts on Radio Ulster on Saturday February 2 at 10pm and will see the music buff rifle through his extensive record collection to bring listeners an exciting mix of the songs and artists that have influenced him through the years as well as some brand new tracks which he wants to bring to a new audience.

Colin said: "It's a relaxed two hours of music for people of all ages. I am looking forward to doing my first programme for BBC Radio Ulster and I am glad that it's late at night and full of music I love, stretching across four decades of sound."

Susan Lovell, head of Radio Ulster, said: "We're thrilled that Colin Murray will be making a regular appearance on BBC Radio Ulster. Colin is a huge home-grown talent whose real passion for music and upfront presenting style are sure to make him an exciting addition to Saturday nights on the station and to The Late Show as a whole."

Colin Murray began his career as a news reporter for the News Letter. He went on to set up music magazine Blank before co-hosting Radio One's The Session from Northern Ireland with Donna Legge.

After moving through the ranks of the BBC, he presented the weekday slot from 1pm to 4pm alongside Edith Bowman.

Colin now marries his passions for music and sport, presenting his own music show on Radio One every Monday to Thursday, from 10pm to midnight and the sports programme Fighting Talk on Radio Five Live every Saturday morning at 11am.

The Late Show sees music experts play a range of music six nights a week from 10pm to midnight.

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