Salmond makes debut in radio show

From next Wednesday January 13th, Alex Salmond will be joining the line up at LBC to host his own weekly show. The Alex Salmond Phone-in on LBC will be live every Wednesday from 4pm to 4.30pm during Iain Dale's show.

From next Wednesday January 13th, Alex Salmond will be joining the line up at LBC to host his own weekly show. The Alex Salmond Phone-in on LBC will be live every Wednesday from 4pm to 4.30pm during Iain Dale's show.

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Gordon MP Alex Salmond is hosting a live weekly radio phone-in show on London-based LBC.

It is being broadcast from 4-4.30pm every Wednesday.

LBC said “no topic will be off limits” as listeners call, text, tweet or email the SNP MSP for Aberdeenshire East.

The station released a promotional video showing Mr Salmond reading offensive tweets about himself.

Fellow politicians Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage already host regular phone-ins on LBC. Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg also answered weekly questions for two years until the last general election.

Mr Salmond said: “It is a great pleasure to be joining LBC for my first ever radio show.

“When I was first minister of Scotland, there were times when I had to bite my tongue.

“However, now unburdened from office, I can shoot straight from the hip.”

Mr Salmond added: “I am looking forward to discussing all of the issues and taking calls from every corner of these islands.

“It’s going to be honest, straight talking with a bit of fun thrown in.”

LBC managing editor James Rea said: “Alex Salmond is one of the most outspoken and straight-talking politicians, with in-depth knowledge of Westminster and Scottish politics, and we look forward to him joining our powerful line-up this year.”

LBC says it is the home of political debate and the only station to give its listeners unmediated access to high-profile political figures.

Introducing ‘Call Clegg’ in 2013 it became the world’s first radio station where the public could challenge a senior member of government live on air every week.