Penk starts twitter debate over Capital

Revolution owner and breakfast presenter Steve Penk has sparked a war of words on twitter between himself and the new Capital London breakfast presenter Greg Burns.

As well as calling Greg nothing more than an average presenter, Penk said the previous programme director Paul Jackson was clueless for introducing certain changes before he left.

The tweets started on Friday evening just hours after Radio Today broke the news of Johnny Vaughan leaving Capital. Greg Burns, who Penk called Extremely boring, will be covering the show until a replacement is announced.

Penk said: “Greg Burns? Has anyone ever heard this guy? As dull as they come. Capital was always about Big personality and that big London sound.” shortly after saying “Capital have made a big mistake getting rid of Johnny. In the history of Capital FM the radio station has never been bland. But it is now.”

Reaction to these tweets came in from the industry including from Greg himself, who replied: “of course you have the right to your opinion. I can only try to do the show as well as poss till new host arrives.”

However, things turned a little sour with Greg hitting back: “Then if all else fails, and I can’t get a gig anywhere, I’ll buy my own tinpot fm, put myself on air, and tweet bitter messages.”

And the tweets continued into Saturday: “I’m just chuffed u took the time to tweet about me. Busy weekend, what with Rochdale’s Xmas lights being switched on! Aw bless x” Greg posted, followed by Steve saying Greg was very easy to wind up.

What do you think of the public debate? Was Steve right to voice his opinion, and should Greg have replied? Tweet this story with your thoughts or leave a reply below.

Posted on Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm by RadioToday UK

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