Avids Arise

I discovered only today that Brian Matthew has been axed from Sounds of the Sixties, which he has presented for over 25 years – I thought it was his show.

He is 88, and very few people have the privilege of working at something they like and enjoy for as many years, but that is no reason to remove him from the job against his wishes unless he has become incapable of doing it.  Brian Matthew’s presentation has been knowledgeable, interesting, entertaining and the sound of (many) Saturday mornings for a very long time.  I am sad to see (hear) him go.

Tony Blackburn is no replacement for the show, especially two hours earlier than the previous slot.  Avids arise – sign the petition – at least let the BBC and Brian Matthew know you care.