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Listeners Campaign To Save The Richard Allinson Show
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:46:15 PM »
If you're a fan of the Richard Allinson weekend shows and not happy about the recently announced changes then you are not alone.

A petition has been started which can be found here: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bob-shennan-review-decision-to-axe-early-morning-live-radio-and-the-weekend-richard-allinson-shows

Here are the words of Jane Muggridge who launched the campaign.

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Interactive radio shows during the night are important especially so for shift workers and insomniacs.  People also listen around the world in their daytime.  We enjoy the features such as the 3.46 Club and the legendary Sunday Shuffle, together with Richard's warm, relaxed style of presentation and feel we are just as important as the daytime listeners. You need to know how much we all appreciate Richard and his musical knowledge and style of presentation which is perfect for this time slot. He deserves better than to be used as a 'stand in' although he always does it extremely well. He should be in the 'starting line up' not on the 'subs bench'.  Savings have to be made but surely not at the expense of one of the best, most experienced presenters you have. Richard's show has a community all of its own and is public service broadcasting at its best. Listeners interact with each other on social media and really are a unique band of listeners. People who are not awake during the night also listen regularly on iplayer. You should be very proud of the show, not ending it. Richard Allinson deserves to keep his own show - please listen to your listeners. We will not be fobbed off with repeats during the week and recorded shows at the weekend!

The BBC are quite happy to pay for 'names' from TV to present radio shows, but are discarding a true professional, much respected by the listeners.

The support Richard has received since the annoucement has been amazing and his listeners are committed to doing our best to convince the BBC that it has made a short sighted and wrong decision!

Listeners in France, Greece, USA, Australia, Portugal, Norway, China, Japan, Thailand, South Africa even Iraq have signed the petition which proves that Richard has national and international appeal!



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