Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Brian Hayes to Leave Radio 5 Live
I'm sad. I've just learnt that one of Britain's greatest radio broadcasters has been given the heave-ho from his show on Radio 5 Live. Brian Hayes, who has been with the station since its launch, has been sacked from his Friday late night slot and will be replaced by Northern Irish talk show host Stephen Nolan. Five Live say that the reason for the change is that the show ill now be broadcast from Manchester. Well if this really is the reason then they will be losing a lot of listeners. I used to be a regular on Brian's show before I became a parliamentary candidate and it was probably the show I most enjoyed. He's challenging and nobody's fool and I always felt I had to be really on my mettle with him. I hope another station picks him up because it would be a tragedy if he were lost to the nation's airwaves.