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Reinstate Janice Long & Alex Lester to overnight Radio 2 programmes!

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Using repeats in place of real human DJ's after midnight on Radio 2 is shortsighted. Both Janice Long & Alex Lester provide a beautiful service to the people of our country that can't be measured in finances.

Night workers, insomniacs, students, lorry drivers, music lovers, musicians returning from gigs & the lonely NEED that human touch. It's nothing short of a vital social service.

There is a night time world & a night time economy that should not be forgotten about, many of us take great solace & enjoyment from Janice & Alex's shows. Replacing them with a loop of repeated shows is culturally myopic and not what the BBC should be about and shows a lack of imagination from a creative body to the idea’s brought to the airwaves by the two broadcasters and their producers.

To the outside world the UK=Music, we should be providing more outlets for our bands & songwriters not axing a treasure like Janice with her vast music knowledge. Are Radio 2 saying because shows in the small hours have obviously smaller audiences than those listeners aren’t as important and daytime show listeners?

I'm sure people can suggest other ways Radio 2 can make these cuts ...



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