Mike Harding – Fired on the phone after 15 years with the BBC

‘I’d like to thank Mike Harding, who has spent 15 years at the top of his game, delighting fans with his expertise and rooting out the very best folk music. On his watch, folk has enjoyed a huge surge in popularity and Mike has been key in supporting the genre and introducing Radio 2 listeners to a broad range of new artists.

So says Bob Shennan, controller of Radio 2, who has sacked Mike Harding.

This is the corporation doing what they do best, cocking things up.

And for why ?

To make room for former Radio 1 breakfast show host Mark Radcliffe. Are they going to have him host a folk show, I don’t think so. So not only is this a slap in the face for Mike Harding but it is a catastrophe for the British folk fans. The loss of a national weekly folk show will be hard for the BBC to recover from.

This decision makes absolutely no sense.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219706/Mike-Harding-Fury-Radio-2-presenter-fired-phone-15-years-BBC.html#ixzz29gEEO32J
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