Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bill Buckley leaves LBC overnights

LBC's hidden gem Bill Buckley announced he's leaving weekday overnights next Wednesday.

This means I will be re-thinking my sleeping habits! Who will replace him?
Not much new talent on the cusp - Nick Conrad is too young to be interesting, and Marcus Churchill has already been on LBC and has views I do not agree with which aren't condusive to a pleasant evening's listening.

When I first started listening to LBC, Iain Lee was doing drivetime. Now I'll probably only ever listen to a bit of James Whale in the background when I eat my dinner. It's all rather formal and news-driven now, which is boring because they discuss the same things again and again. I enjoyed the unpredictable straight-to-air sessions with Iain Lee and Clive Bull. I suppose when management get Anne Widdecombe to act as a fill-in presenter, they've given up caring what the listeners think.

I will miss Bill.

Will LBC miss me?
(I fear not, as I don't need to: buy OAP chairs from the Chair Centre, any Sky subscription packages, ever want to use any no-win-no-fee solicitors, ever smuggle sausages through customs, ever bid in the 'how low' auctions, etc.)

3 Comments:

  • Like your thoughts totally agree - LBC has changed for the worse it used to be just people talking about life etc now as you say all news driven with presenters having no remit to set topics - no room for free thinkers here just tablod regurgitation, except for Cl;ive Bull and Nick Abbott I will never listen now.

    Bill Buckley is a huge loss. I hope he benefits greatly and finds a new outlet he got me through many difficult long nights!!

    By Anonymous Murray Soper, at 9:04 AM  

  • Looks like Nick Abbot is doing this coming week's overnights...then someone called Graham Smith.

    Has Anthony Davis left in protest or is it just unfortunate timing for a holiday?

    Yikes!

    By Blogger MrSoup, at 12:50 AM  

  • Without wanting to sound like a martyr, after Bill Buckley left, I have not listened to LBC once. I have admittedley put Classic FM on for the carols with no adverts through the early hours of the mornings, but I only listen on and off to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 now. Considering that 8 years ago I was on a post graduate radio production course, I'm surprised at how little the medium is a part of my life at the moment!
    You can find out what stations Bill is on via his website - www.billbuckley.net

    By Blogger MrSoup, at 2:46 AM  

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