John  Suchet


John Suchet brightens weekday mornings with his Classic FM show: 9am - 1pm across the UK.

John now hosts Classic FM's flagship morning show, and is loving every minute: "To be broadcasting live, five mornings a week, about my favourite subject, is a dream come true. Classic FM listeners email me every day to tell me how much they are enjoying the music, and it is a pleasure and privilege to be broadcasting to them."

John Suchet is one of the UK’s best known and respected newscasters and journalists. During his career, he spent more than 30 years with Independent Television News, covering major events all over the world and he has been honoured with a number of industry awards, including the Royal Television Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Television Newscaster of the Year Award. Away from news journalism, his great passion is classical music, particularly the life and work of Beethoven. He has become one of the country’s leading experts on the composer, publishing five books about the man and his music. He has also been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

A natural presenter

John Suchet said: “I am absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to present the morning show on Classic FM, which offers a uniquely friendly and accessible approach to classical music. To be broadcasting live, five mornings a week, about my favourite subject is a dream come true and I cannot wait to become better acquainted with Classic FM's millions of listeners.”

Global Radio’s Director of Broadcasting Richard Park said: “John is a natural presenter and this, coupled with his infectious enthusiasm and knowledge of classical music, makes him the perfect choice to host our flagship morning show on Classic FM.”

In the latest radio industry results released by RAJAR *, Classic FM increased its audience by 169,000 new listeners over the last three months, with a total of 5.7 million people now tuning into the station every week.

Classic FM broadcasts across the UK on 100 – 102 FM, digital and online at


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