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Reinstate Janice Long & Alex Lester to overnight Radio 2 programmes!
Using repeats in place of real human DJ’s after midnight on Radio 2 is shortsighted. Both Janice Long & Alex Lester provide a beautiful service to the people of our country that can’t be measured in finances.
Night workers, insomniacs, students, lorry drivers, music lovers & the lonely NEED that human touch.
There is a night time world & a night time economy that should not be forgotten about, many of us take great solace & enjoyment from Janice & Alex’s shows. Replacing them with a loop of repeated shows is culturally myopic and not what the BBC should be about and shows a lack of imagination from a creative body and disrespect to the idea’s brought to the airwaves by the two broadcasters and their producers.
To the outside world the UK Music, we should be providing more outlets for our bands & songwriters not axing a treasure like Janice with her vast music knowledge. Are Radio 2 saying because shows in the small hours have obviously smaller audiences than those listeners aren’t as important and daytime show listeners?
I’m sure people can suggest other ways Radio 2 can make these cuts …