AWARD-WINNING RADIO SHOW IS AXED BUT HOTLINE CONTINUES
The popular Sunday morning radio show ‘The Full Breakfast‘ has been dropped from the schedules on Bradford-based station West Yorkshire’s Classic Gold. On 3rd January Classic Gold was re-launched as ‘West Yorkshire’s Big AM’ – and the decision was made to leave behind one of the station’s best-loved programmes.
The show, which is produced by Christian radio group HCJB-UK, has picked-up five major awards since it started back in Easter 1997. Full Breakfast presenter Colin Lowther commented “we are sad to be leaving behind such a fantastic audience. There have been loads of laughs over the past couple of years and hopefully we’ve made some people think what life’s all about; but we are grateful to Classic Gold for taking a risk with us”. Colin also hopes that The Full Breakfast has exploded a few myths; he said, “when people think of religion on radio or TV they tend to expect dog collars and posh accents. We were trying to show that God is bothered about real people rather than buildings or doctrines, and that having a ‘religious’ show doesn’t mean endless discussion about church conflict. We were trying to affirm good news – with a Yorkshire accent of course!”
Despite the show being off the air, the Prayer Hotline will continue each Sunday. Callers to the Hotline get through to an answering machine where they can leave their requests; they will then be prayed for the following week by around forty people.