Mike Harding Axed at BBC

Mike Harding

Mike Harding Axed at BBC

After fifteen years presenting the folk music show on BBC Radio 2, Mike Harding (68) is to be replaced by Mark Radcliffe in the new year. Quoted in an article in the GuardianHarding says he received no warning of the move, which was said to change the programme from a prerecorded show to a live show:

In fifteen years I have built the programme from 70,000 listeners to 860,000 listeners. In all that time I have never had a single phone call from Radio 2 to say I was doing a good job even though I instituted things like the Folk Awards with my producer John [Leonard]. I built that show up over the years with a lot of hard work because it is music that is in my blood

guardian.co.uk

Published on 19 October 2012

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