Outgoing BBC Radio Oxford breakfast presenter Howard Bentham has told listeners he’s not happy about leaving the breakfast show, whilst having a dig at management for moving him.
He’s swapping shows with David Prever, as previously reported by RadioToday last month, and he says he’s massively disappointed with the switch.
But Howard took time out on his show on Monday morning to wish David all the best for when he takes over the new show. “I’m really sad to tell you that after two years presenting this show and trying to make it the very best it can be, a show with a likeable personality, one that doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet a programme that still gives you all the news and information that you expect, but above all, a show that is about you, the audience, the people who ultimately matter, but unfortunately it appears that’s not enough, certainly in the view of our temporary managing editor anyway.
“I’m massively disappointed to be leaving you at this time of the day, what I’m not going to do as I’ve got too much respect for you and myself, is air any dirty laundry in public.”
Howard continued: “I genuinely wish David all the best for the show, and a safe drive in from St Albans of a morning.”
Regarding the changes to the schedule, a BBC Spokesperson told RadioToday: “We are delighted with our new line-up and we think our audiences will love listening to David Prever in the mornings. David is a brilliant broadcaster and his show will be a must-listen for everyone who lives and works in the county.”
Have a listen to the full clip below: