Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wonderful People Who Care !
Yes over 50 wonderful people turned up on a wet grey awful night to protest at the cuts that are proposed to bbc London 94.9 fm and bbc local radio. 'Scrooge' made an appearance and we all had a sing-song with a rendition of the 'Candy-Man' that would have made the much loved bbc London presenter 'Danny Baker' proud. In true form of bbc London 94.9 fm listeners £94.00p was raised towards 'The BiG George Bench' fund. Can I thank you all personally...back to the protest.
The weather was rainy with the skies dark and grey but the spirit of these listeners and the wonderful Robin with 'Bruno the demonstration dog' lifted the mood of all coupled with the great news that a debate was held in Parliament which managed to unite the House and gain support from the Government.
I would like to thank all the politicians that took part in the debate and hope that the Director General of the bbc was listening and that the bbc trust rejects the proposed cuts to bbc local radio and treats this vital community service in the same way radio 3 and 4 have been ring fenced from the vast majority of the cuts across the rest of the corporation.
Life is going to get a little harder for many of us who live in the real world and who get paid reasonable 'normal' wages/salaries and bbc London 94.9 fm gives all of us something we like and love. I personally love the late show with Jo Good and the overnight show with Nikki Beddi, I also enjoy the excellent sports coverage and the culture/history of Robert Elms followed by the most random of radio by 'the boy baker' (Danny Baker).
The presenters, the staff and the editors should be proud of what you deliver and we the listeners shall fight to save a radio station we love.
'In Patten we Trust'
Thank you all,