BREAKING NEWS: Paul wins BBC battle for breakfast as Jeremy gets moved to afternoon
BBC RADIO Cambridgeshire announced tonight they are to remove one of their breakfast shows as part of a series of cuts.
OUT goes the breakfast show hosted from Cambridge by Jeremy Sallis but STAYING is Paul Stainton whose show from the Peterborough studios will now be broadcast county-wide.
Station Editor David Harvey announced the changes tonight-in a recorded interview with Drivetime host Chris Mann- but promised a new and expansive role for Jeremy Sallis in the afternoons.
Mr Harvey hinted he was under pressure to close the Peterborough studios altogether but felt that the level of investment in the city and support of the community persuaded him to retain an outlet there.
“We will run one breakfast show for the whole county, presented by Paul Stainton and the rest will come from Cambridge,” said Mr Harvey.
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He promised the new breakfast show “will give journalists more time to dig out key stories and to get under the surface. We will produce a distinctive, quality breakfast show”
He said breakfast time on BBC Cambridgeshire would change “but change for the better”.
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Mr Harvey said Jeremy Sallis would continue to be a key player and front line presenter but working on a new afternoon show.
“Jeremy knows Cambridgeshire and is a people person and we will expand on those skills as he meets the people of Cambridgeshire in places they have grown up in and develop their stories,” said Mr Harvey.