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Extra show for Lancashire host

BBC Radio Lancashire's John Gillmore will host two shows per day next week as the station travels north to broadcast live from a shop window in Lancaster. Jim Bowen, who left the station after a racist remark on air in 2002 will also make an appearance during 'Lancaster Week'.

John 'Gilly' Gillmore will broadcast an extra version of the mid-morning show from Lancaster, taking over just the stations North Lancashire transmitters (104.5 FM and 1557 AM) whilst regular programmes continue for the rest of the county. Gilly will then head back to the studio base in Blackburn to present his regular afternoon show on all frequencies.

The station-wide initiative also includes stints from Sally Naden each weekday at 2pm, breakfast host Tony Livesey and presenters Ted Robbins and Steve Royle.

The BBC Bus will be visiting five locations in north Lancashire to discuss local issues and reflect life in this important part of the county. Host Brett Davison will broadcast from the bus from 12pm till 2pm each day next week.

BBC Radio Lancashire’s Editor John Clayton said: “It’s the first time we have done anything like this, and the whole station is really looking forward to it. The shop unit right in the centre of Lancaster and so it should be really busy. We’re looking forward to meeting as many people as possible and hearing their stories on air.”

On Sunday 23rd September, Jim Bowen will be a guest on the station's Phil and Sal show from his home in Melling.


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