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Reinstate Mike Harding to his BBC Radio 2 weekly Folk show

    1. Liz Ashton
    2. Petition by

      Liz Ashton

      Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mike Harding has been sacked from his post as the weekly presenter of his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, in favour of a younger model, Mark Radcliffe. While we have no issue with Mr Radcliffe as a presenter, Mike Harding has worked tirelessly for all of us in the Folk world, both as listeners and performers. He deserves much better treatment than this. Without him at the helm of this show, we will lose a valuable resource, a man who has devoted a huge portion of the past 15 years to supporting the Folk greats and promoting the younger generation of Folk.

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Hello everyone!

      Liz Ashton
      Petition Organizer

      I've chatted with Mike online and he's really touched and gladdened at our support. Even if we can't convince them to change their minds, Mike is aware of this petition. We're his audience and he knows you all care. Keep passing the link around though, if we get 10,000 signatures by Dec 1st, I'm planning to travel down to London, from Edinburgh, to present the petiton in person to Bob Shennan.

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    • david wright CHORLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Mike harding is one of the broadcasting greats-the new man on the folk programme is good but knows little about folk music by his own admission,

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    • mike hall LUMB, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      I like mike and have done for the last umpteen years. He is witty smart, and makes me shudder with laughter.

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    • Andy Renals LARNACA, CYPRUS
      • 11 months ago

      Oh please, Mike Harding is an icon in the folk world. As much as I enjoy Mark Radcliffe he is a journeyman in this world. Enough BBC, enough!

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    • Sheila Vollmer LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Mike Harding is an institution and there isn't enough variety of music which is incredible for the size and diversity of London. Where can you hear world music and folk music??

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    • Ben Short EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Mike Harding is the voice of Folk

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