Nick Bailey

Weekdays, 2-6am

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Whether you’re working late, are a natural night owl or consider yourself to be an early riser, join Nick Bailey for the perfect mix of Classic FM favourites to keep you up – and awake!

As the first presenter ever to be heard on Classic FM, way back on 7th September 1992, Nick Bailey is also the only person who has fronted every single weekday programme on the station.  And, having spent the last two decades as the voice of everything from Breakfast to Relaxing Classics at Two, Nick now finds himself at the helm of his self-titled Pumpkin Club, comprised solely of listeners who are awake after dark.

Nick is here at Classic FM Towers every night.  His programme begins at midnight on Mondays and at 2am from Tuesday to Friday – and, pretty much whatever the weather, you can guarantee that he’ll be wearing shorts.  Don’t ask…

As well as the usual mix of Classic FM favourites, there are all sorts of features to keep you entertained: among them, the nightly Truckers’ Tune – a particularly rousing piece of music for the thousands of lorry drivers who listen to Classic FM through the night.  We also enjoy the Hall of Fame 3 at 3 (no prizes for guessing the start-time of that one), when Nick plays a varied selection from the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame Chart.  And then, as the new day starts to truly shape up, Nick’s soundtrack to the morning is the Dawn Chorus.  Hear it at 5.15am every weekday: a beautifully relaxing piece of choral music, guaranteed to provide you with that moment of calm you need before the day begins.

Nick always welcomes your involvement in all things Classic FM overnight, and his band of loyal listeners keep him in touch with whatever’s happening across the UK.  Our Facebook page is often at its busiest in the wee small hours, when everyone from revising students to hospital workers gets involved in the topic of the day.  You can tweet Nick, too (via @classicfm), or send him an email using the form below.  But remember: unless you actually listen to the show live, you can never be truly classed as a genuine pumpkin!

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