JACK fm presenters refuse to play Christmas songs
JACK fm presenters refuse to play Christmas songs
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JACK fm presenters refuse to play Christmas songs

Robin Banks and Neal Veglio have hit the headlines in Reading for banning Christmas on their programme.

The pair, presenters of 107 JACK fm breakfast in Berkshire, are refusing to play Christmas songs, until December 23rd at least.

The Reading Chronicle reports they have been told to play what they are told or face the chop.

Robin told listeners: “It’s a point of difference. Every other station in the area is playing those Christmas songs. If you really want to hear them, tune across to them.”

Neal added: “I’m one hundred per cent behind you, and I’ll quit before I play any festive music.”

Programme Manager, Gavin Harris told the paper: “This is an internal matter between the radio station and the presenters. However, I’m determined to give listeners to JACKfm Berkshire what they would expect to hear, and I think they would expect to hear Christmas songs throughout December.

“We’ll be following suitable disciplinary procedures if need be, but I’m confident we’ll be playing Christmas Wrapping, All I Want For Christmas, and Stop the Cavalry before too long.”

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0 38 10763 25 November, 2014 Industry News 7:50 pm 201411 Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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