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Express Christmas


We have some special shows happening over the festive period! Here are some highlights...

The Christmas Request Show

Join Kevin Stokes as he hands the playlist over to you this Christmas. Hear all the classics, forgotten favourites, and even the odd tune or two you never knew existed. 

Thursday 23rd December 7pm to 10pm and Christmas Day 7am to 10am

Express Christmas Top 40

You voted and Robbie James will count backwards from 40 to reveal which Christmas song is your favourite. Tune in to find out if Mariah, Buble, Slade, or a dark horse gets the Christmas crown.

Thursday 23rd December 4pm to 7pm, Christmas Day 4am to 7am and 7pm to 10pm

Christmas For The Soul

Gloria Miller is hosting an extra special edition of her show 'Music For The Soul', this time filled with the biggest Christsmas tunes from the world of blues, soul, motown, funk and more! 

Christmas Eve 10am to 1pm and Christmas Day 10pm to 1am

Decades Christmas Party 

70s, 80s, 90s, 00s. What's the best decade for Christmas music? We'll find out as Brendan McCarthy has a whole hour of just great Christmas songs from each decade.

Christmas Eve 7pm to 10pm

Express Christmas Top 40

Connor Moseley, Nick McCluskey, and Ryan Cable will take it in turns to play all the very best recent Christmas hits.

Friday 23rd to Christmas Day 1pm to 4pm


There's plenty more on the menu too over Christmas!

  • Express Christmas Rock with Chas Byrne
  • The Composer Series with Jon Brown
  • Express Office Christmas Party with Ian McGuiness and Mason Jordan
  • Express Christmas Indie
  • Express Christmas County 
  • Plus many more! 

Check back here for the latest schedule.



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  • Paul Marsh

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Great songs, Portsmouth people, and loads of chances to win - get involved on the Express FM Facebook page!

  • Dave Joyce

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Great songs, Portsmouth people and good company with a Portsmouth legend - plus, the Express Rewind Mystery Year from 3pm.

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