Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney hosts new solo radio show

Popular radio presenter Rebecca McKinney, who has been a part of the breakfast team on Cool FM for the past seven years, is now hosting her own Saturday show.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 6:58 am

But fans of the breakfast show, which she co-hosts with Pete Snodden and Paolo Ross, need not worry that she’s going to desert them - as she is staying on in her early morning role.

Rebecca said: “I am over the moon to be given this opportunity to be on Cool FM six days a week and to spend Saturday afternoons with our listeners; getting them set for a summer of hopefully more enjoyable weekends with restrictions lifting!”

She added: “There’s no doubt I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love, laughs and support of the breakfast boys!

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“Pete is my mentor, as well as my friend and I know how lucky I am to have someone as experienced as him giving up his time to get me to this stage, where, because of his patience, I am ready. We’ve been quietly grafting away in the studio for the last month.”

“Paulo is always there as the voice of reason and reassurance, telling me that I can do it! This Saturday show was where he started when he joined Cool, so it feels really symbolic.”

Rebecca said the Saturday Afternoon Club will be “all about the listeners.”

The new show comes after a challenging time of ill-health for the 33-year-old. Back in February 2020 she was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with life-threatening sepsis.

“I’ve tried to use lockdown to focus on getting strong and well again and as part of that process, I promised myself that I would say ‘yes’ to more things, even if they scare me, so this is me keeping that promise to myself! I’m nervous, but so excited!”

Rebecca’s show is on Cool FM from 2pm on Saturdays.