Radio X becomes Radio Grohl in celebration of Dave Grohl's 50th birthday

11 January 2019, 12:00 | Updated: 14 January 2019, 14:36

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs on stage at Jones Beach Theater on July 14, 2018 in Wantagh, New York
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs on stage at Jones Beach Theater on July 14, 2018 in Wantagh, New York. Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

We’re changing our name and celebrating the Foo Fighters and Nirvana man’s birthday with a day of great music.

Radio X listeners across the nation woke up to a different radio station this morning as it became Radio Grohl for the day in honour of the much-loved Foo Fighters frontman, who turns 50 today (Monday 14 January).

Today is a rather special occasion for one of the best-loved and most influential musicians of our time, and we’re celebrating the ‘nicest guy in rock’ all day on Radio Grohl.

For the first time ever and for one day only, Radio X will be rebranded as Radio Grohl in celebration of Dave Grohl’s 50th birthday.

Listeners and presenters will pay tribute to “the nicest guy in rock” and the incredible impact his music has had from his days as the drummer with grunge legends Nirvana to the stadium-filling rock of Foo Fighters.

Radio Grohl logo
Radio Grohl logo. Picture: Radio Grohl

Listeners tuning into Radio X on FM and DAB today will instead see the name “Radio Grohl” on their radios as we undergo a complete rebrand on air and online.

We’ll be recounting our favourite anecdotes and reliving some iconic moments from his incredible career as we celebrate Dave Grohl’s music.

Foo Fighters in 2018
Foo Fighters in 2018. Picture: Brantley Gutierrez/RCA

We’ll also be airing the deep cuts - those much-loved fan favourites that are rarely heard on the radio - as well as the artists that Dave himself cites as his biggest inspiration.

Then from 9pm, we’ll play highlights from the Foo Fighters’ epic gig at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium last year.

Get involved by tweeting us using the hashtag #radiogrohl

Pour yourself a FRESH POT of coffee and get Radio Grohl on - Radio Grohl is available on 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester and on digital radio right across the UK, on mobile via the Radio Grohl app and the Global Player, online, or on your smart speaker.

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