Monday, February 18, 2008

DJ Norman Jay leaves BBC London

Veteran DJ Norman Jay MBE has left BBC London 94.9 rather than see his Sunday night music show moved to a "digital-only" slot.

Station management wanted to switch Jay's black music programme Giant 45 to DAB (digital audio broadcasting) radio and online to make way for a new "pick of the week" slot showcasing the best of BBC London's output.

Jay's programme would then have been repeated the following Saturday along with the rest of BBC London's specialist music output.

Jay is understood not to have wanted to host his programme live on a Saturday night because of his other DJ-ing commitments.
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(Photo: DJ Norman Jay via BBC News)