Reinstate Brian Matthew as Presenter of Sounds Of The Sixties

Brian Matthew has been a working broadcaster for the BBC since 1954 and presenter of Sounds Of The Sixties since 1990. He is a much-loved radio host, who says he dearly wishes to continue presenting his 2-hour, Saturday morning show. Taking advantage of a brief absence due to an injury, BBC Radio 2 and the contracted Unique production company have dismissed Brian from his job with no notice given (see Radio Today, Fri 27th Jan 2017).

This is appalling treatment of a man who, at the age of 88, has devoted his long career to this job, and it shows a degenerate attitude on the part of managers for the rights and interests of radio employees and listeners. The decision must be immediately reversed, and Brian should continue with his presenting job until he decides to retire.

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