The complete and utterly accurate schedule of all of Tony Dibbin’s radio shows (maybe)

Published on 1 December 2023 in

Just under a year ago, I posed the question Is Tony Dibbin the most voice tracked radio presenter around? In the UK I suspect he is.

At the time I worked out there was 104 hours of radio schedules with Tony Dibbin’s name next to them. Since then, there’s been some changes. Tony’s no longer on weekend overnights on Greatest Hits Radio. Nor Easy Radio UK because that doesn’t exist any more. But that’s not to say Tony’s taking a breather. Oh no.

Nope. There’s now 107 hours of shows with his name next to them. I did a chart to prove it. Each weekday has 19 hours, so that’s a total of 95. Then six on Saturdays and another six on Sundays.

Diagram showing Tony Dibbin's radio shows.  These are: Real Radio New Zealand (Weekdays 3-6pm local time - 2-5am UK time), Dragon Radio (weekdays 6am-noon), Nation 80s (weekdays 10am-2pm), Absolute Radio (10am-1pm), Nation Radio (1pm-4pm), Nation Radio (Saturdays noon-6pm), Nation Radio (except Scotland) (Sundays noon-4pm), Arena Radio (Sundays 8-10pm)

What will 2024 bring? Personally I’m hedging my bets on the launch of Radio Dibbin.

Update: 18 December 2023

Look, I knew my Dibbin schedule would be out of date at some point. But Nation Radio changing all their schedules just TWO weeks after this post was published, well it makes me wonder if they did it deliberately.

Diagram showing Tony Dibbin's radio shows. These are: Real Radio New Zealand (Weekdays 3-6pm local time - 2-5am UK time), Dragon Radio (weekdays 7am-1pm), Nation 80s (weekdays 2-6pm), Absolute Radio (10am-1pm), Nation Radio (3pm-7pm), Arena Radio (Sundays 8-10pm)

Still, now we can do a Dibbin Change Analysis. Dragon Radio show pushed back an hour. Nation Radio show extended by an hour and pushed back to Drivetime (although the show is no longer broadcast in Wales.) Nation 80s changed to run 2-6pm instead. No longer in the morning have you a choice of three different shows.

Still, an extra five hours of Dibbin a week. But what’s this? No more Tony on Nation Radio at weekends? Well that’s ten hours less a week. So overall now there’s 102 hours of Radio Dibbin.

No doubt it will all change again in January…