All female breakfast show presenters on The Breeze have left the network in the last few days.
RadioToday understands five co-hosts – plus a network breakfast producer – have all been made redundant. Parent company Celador has not responded to RadioToday when asked to comment, but new breakfast shows launched on Monday with just male hosts.
Laura James, who presented in the South West, Lou Nash on the Solent, Lizzie Crow in the Thames Valley, Ally Bennett in Cheltenham, and Krystyna Howard in the South Devon area all left their programmes on Friday.
The move leaves just one female presenter on the entire Breeze brand – Lucy Ambache on networked evenings.
The Breeze is made up of a number of previously locally owned and operated radio stations in South Devon, South West Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire, Cheltenham, West Berkshire, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset and West Wiltshire. Celador also runs Sam FM and Fire Radio.