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Ex-Capital Gold DJ Mike Osman to launch new DAB station backed by Charlie Mullins


Great British Radio promises ‘great laughs, great guests and great music’

COMEDIAN and broadcaster Mike Osman is launching a new DAB radio station with backing from millionaire plumber Charlie Mullins.

Great British Radio will offer listeners an eclectic mix of popular music and interviews, combined with a strong emphasis on humour and positivity.

Osman has formidable experience as a broadcaster and entertainer, having previously hosted the breakfast show on Capital Gold in a prime slot that he inherited from Tony Blackburn.

Osman later co-presented a show with Chris Tarrant on Smooth FM and more recently has attracted huge audiences on TikTok for his hilarious impressions of Donald Trump.

The new station says a major selling point of its unique proposition is that it will break with convention by refusing to carry any scheduled news bulletins.


“We want to make listeners laugh every ten minutes, so for us no news is good news,” explains Osman. “Everybody that I talk to says they are exhausted by 24/7 news. It’s time for something different.”

Charlie Mullins, the founder and former owner of Pimlico Plumbers, has provided financial backing and will be chairman of the new station.

Charlie said: “I’m proud to be supporting Great British Radio. It will be like a breath of fresh air and I believe the public are going to love it!”

The station’s team includes individuals from Osman’s time at Capital and celebrity interviewers, including actor Sam Kane, presenter Linda Lusardi, actress Vicki Michelle, comedian Richard Digance, and radio host Kevin King.

“We’ll be offering a collection of voices, thoughts and lives. Our recipe will include great laughs, great guests and great music.  There will be showbiz guests plus interviews with ordinary people who have made a positive difference in their community,” said Osman.

“We’ll cover everyday topics such as health and nutrition. Our guests will have time to relax and get their point across. It’s all about making a great impression and lifting the spirits of the public!”

* Great British Radio will launch on DAB+ on April 4 in Herts, Beds, Bucks, North London, Surrey and South London. The station will also be available via radio player at or download the app.




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