VIDEO: Capital FM star Hirsty strikes Gold

South Yorkshire’s own Capital 105FM breakfast show host Simon Hirst has struck Gold, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

He’s keeping his Hirsty’s Daily Dose weekday show - 6am to 10am with Danny Oakes and Jo Jo Kelly - but the Barnsley lad is also hosting on a new weekend national show on Global Radio’s Gold.

Radio star: Simon Hirst.

Radio star: Simon Hirst.

But now fans can also get a dose of him every Saturday, from May 4, when will present his show of all time greatest pop hits, between 1pm and 5pm.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our exclusive chat with Hirsty explaining his new show.

With 20,000 singles in his own personal vinyl collection, he’s looking forward to playing some of the greatest hits of all time.

Simon, aged 37, said: “I’ve been a massive fan of Gold for a long time. I’m obsessed with music from all decades. With 20,000 vinyl singles in my own personal collection, my friends call me a music geek. I’m great at pub quizes.

“So the chance to play some of the greatest hits of all time on Gold during Saturday afternoon, after my weekday Capital Breakfast show is a wonderful opportunity for me.”

Gold’s Programme Director Adrian Stewart said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Simon to Gold. He has a huge passion for the music we play and is the perfect addition to our presenter line-up.”

LISTEN: Hear Simon’s new show on Gold - you can also get it on the web, live Saturday’s 1pm to 5pm, at www.mygoldmusic.co.uk - CLICK HERE.