Ken Bruce spoke about the fate of his favorite PopMaster quiz after he announced that he was leaving BBC Radio 2.
The 71-year-old TV presenter confirmed on Tuesday (January 17) that he will leave the station in March to join Greatest Hits Radio. Bruce has been the host of Radio 2’s morning show since 1992, after working at the same location from 1986 to 1990.
“I’ve been here for quite a while now, and maybe it’s time to move in and let someone else try,” the DJ said in a statement.
Since the announcement, Bruce’s listeners have expressed concern about the future of PopMaster, a daily music quiz that tests the musical knowledge of two fans.
This segment was introduced on Bruce’s program in 1998 and usually airs around 10:30 every day. Currently, the winner can choose one of two prizes: Bluetooth headphones or a smart speaker.
We have some news…
After 31 years of presenting the 9:30am-midday weekday show Ken Bruce has decided to leave.
We’re going to miss you lots Ken and want to congratulate you on a fantastic career at the BBC. 🧡 pic.twitter.com/JMLuO9cXvp
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) January 17, 2023
Now Bruce has revealed that PopMaster, the rights to which he bought when the quiz debuted, will continue his new Greatest Hits Radio show when it starts in the spring.
“I say [the show] is brand new, but there will still be PopMaster, me and my reflections, and all the great records you know and love from the 70s, 80s and 90s,” he said in a statement about his new role.
“I’m looking forward to getting started and having you join me on my very first show. See you in April!”
The DJ has released a series of PopMaster books and has hosted numerous Eurovision, celebrity and live performances events over the years.
You can listen to the latest releases via BBC Sounds.
Bruce is one of the longest—serving Radio 2 DJs. He joined the BBC in 1977, and took up a permanent position in 1984 (via BBC News).
The new show of the Greatest Hits Radio station is scheduled to begin on April 3 and will be broadcast from 10:00 to 13:00 GMT.