Rescheduling of programmes
I ECHO Les Yewdall's views regarding the recent re-scheduling of certain programmes on Radio Bristol, ("Another blow for our popular show" The Post, January 14). However, if like me he is a lover of brass band music then he will have to stay up even longer if he wants to listen to a programme that presents that genre of music.
For many years I have enjoyed listening to Sounds of Brass presented by Phillip Hunt on a Sunday evening between 7pm and 8pm on local radio in the South West, including Radio Bristol. However, following the re-scheduling of local radio programmes this lovely programme is now put out between midnight and 1am. Yes, that's right, it now starts just after the midnight news!
Do the senior managers and programme planners of local radio really believe that even the most ardent fans of that programme will stay up until 1 o'clock in the morning to continue listening to it? If they do then I'm afraid they really have no idea of the listening habits of a large section of their listeners.
As Mr Yewdall points out in his letter, these changes only apply to local radio in Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire. Programme timings in Devon and Cornwall are unaffected.
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Perhaps Mr Tim Pemberton, the station manager for Radio Bristol, could enlighten us on the reason behind these changes and why they only affect certain local radio stations and not others.
I WOULD like to add my comments about the programme As Time Goes By being reduced for one evening only on Saturday 10pm-midnight.
How very thoughtful of the producers when we are tucked up in bed and miss the programme. You will be able to say it was not supported. I have supported this wonderful programme for a number of years and actually introduced it to other like minded friends.
Well done to David Lowe, you have done an excellent job. I love your soft gracious voice when you talk to people – so caring and understanding. I shall miss listening to you, as will others.
Thanks to Mr Yewdell of Hanham for voicing his concern.