Mudcat Café message #920530 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58124   Message #920530
Posted By: The DeanMeister
28-Mar-03 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: BBC Closes Folk Show
Subject: RE: BBC Closes Folk Show
Dear Peter

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding changes to our Thursday night
schedule and the loss of one of Henry Ayrton's programmes.

As you may know, much of our evening programming is shared with other local
BBC Radio Stations in this region and the decision to make this change
follows a review of our shared output.

We are launching a new weekly programme aimed at developing new music in our
region and giving a showcase to unsigned bands, in order to tap into the
rich diversity of musical talent across Yorkshire and North Derbyshire,
which would normally not get a chance to flourish.

While we recognise this may not be to all our listeners' tastes, there is
still a chance to hear Henry Ayrton every Sunday between 8-10 pm and I know
Henry is looking to refresh this programme to include many of the favourites
that have previously been broadcast on Thursdays.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your views.

Yours sincerely

Angus Moorat
Assistant editor
BBC Radio Sheffield
FM 88.6, 94.7, 104.1
MW 1035 & DAB Digital Radio