Responding to Global’s announcement that they are to reduce locally-produced programmes radio programmes, including scrapping the Heart East Anglia breakfast show, East of England Euro MP Alex Mayer said:
“This is devastating news for the journalists that work in local radio and bad news for the local communities they serve.
“This is ripping the heart out of communities. Replacing authentic local voices with London presenters isn’t what people want to wake up to.
“This announcement is a terrible blow.”