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Thread #58124   Message #919623
Posted By: Folkiedave
27-Mar-03 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: BBC Closes Folk Show
Subject: RE: BBC Closes Folk Show
I have now received the standard BBBC reply No 1.

This is it.


"Henry Ayrton has shared his knowledge and passion for music with listener's across the North of England for many years - indeed, Henry's 'Real Music Show' has become something of a Thursday night institution across the region. However, 'change' is vitally important to any creative broadcasting organisation and - after much consideration - it has been decided that at BBC Radio Humberside, the time for change has come.

Consequently, the final edition of the 'Real Music Show' will be broadcast to the region on Thursday the 27th of March 2003.

BBC Radio Humberside's popular and award-winning local music showcase 'Raw Talent' moves from it's Wednesday evening slot to it's new place in the schedules - Thursday evening from 7 'till 10 pm. Additionally, it should be noted, that Raw Talent will be broadcast across the region to listeners to BBC local radio stations in Leeds, York and Sheffield.

From Wednesday the 2nd of April, on a weekly basis, listeners to BBC Radio Humberside will benefit from the 'Nightsport' regionally shared sports programme.

BBC Radio Humberside is pleased to announce that Henry can still be heard on the station - on a Sunday from 8 'till 10 pm, - when he hosts 'Henry's Swing Club', a show featuring a unique mix of music including blues, jazz and gospel."

Now I find this totally unacceptable and I will be sending a reply - which in fact his accompanying email more or less invites me to do anyway. Amongst the points I will be making is the fact that for some reason some music is retained and not others, that in effect the programme has been cancelled to make way for sport - and cancelling a programme is regarded as being "change".

Get writing,