Ian Payne is Leading Britain's Conversation.
1 November 2016, 09:30
LBC is going Stateside to cover the most divisive and hotly-contested presidential election in recent history.
Britain’s biggest commercial news talk radio station will be live from New York, Washington and across the United States to cover the most divisive and hotly-contested presidential election in recent history.
Fresh from celebrating its highest ever audience figures, LBC will put its 1.8 million weekly listeners centre stage with a week of live programmes and special reports. The station’s formidable team of presenters and journalists will be joined by the US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun, some of the biggest names in politics and a host of reporters based throughout the USA.
On Saturday 5th November at 10am, Matt Frei will broadcast his regular weekend programme live from the US capital. Channel 4 News’ presenter will bring his unrivalled insight and comprehensive knowledge of US politics to LBC’s engaged audience. The former Washington Correspondent, who has covered four US presidential elections, will take LBC listeners straight to the heart of the stories that will shape history to come.
From Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th November at 7am, the award-winning Nick Ferrari at Breakfast, which has just reached the 1 million listener mark for the first time, will be live from New York, the home of the presidential candidates.
Ferrari will be joined by LBC’s political editor Theo Usherwood and a host of key figures in US and UK politics to give their expert analysis and opinion.
Iain Dale and Shelagh Fogarty will reprise their successful election night partnership to present LBC’s US presidential results programme on Tuesday 8th into Wednesday 9th November.
Fogarty will be based at the US Embassy in London to get instant reaction as the votes are declared, while Dale will present from the LBC studios in Leicester Square where he’ll be joined by the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond. The programme will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.
The US Ambassador Matthew Barzun joins LBC to take part in a series of exclusive live phone-ins to give his unique insight on US politics and the UK-US relationship after Brexit.
LBC is the only radio station to give its audience direct access to high profile political figures, and listeners will be able to call, text, email and tweet the Ambassador with any question. He will also present a series of exclusive video guides on LBC.co.uk and social media ahead of the election night.
LBC’s US Correspondent Simon Marks and a team of nationwide journalists will keep listeners up-to-date with the latest results, breaking news and the big stories whenever and wherever they happen.
James Rea, LBC’s managing editor, said: “The eyes of the world are on the United States and the most dramatic presidential election of our time – and LBC will be at the heart of the action. Our award-winning team of presenters and reporters, supported by a cast of the biggest names in US-UK politics including Ambassador Matthew Barzun, will put our listeners at the centre of this historic event.”