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Brian Hayes

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lsa2 Wed 19-Jan-11 16:45:16

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NetworkGuy Thu 20-Jan-11 00:27:39

Had a quick look on and can see no sign of him under radio presenters, surnames beginning with H ith/h

Sorry, don't know if he is still in the UK, but at least (from this list posted on Digital Spy a few months ago [of all time great presenters]) someone doesn't list him as RIP:

Gerry Anderson
Billy Butler
Tony Capstick RIP
Mike Hurley RIP
Jeremy Beadle RIP
Max Rushden
Chris Morris
Andy Grahamme
John Sachs
George Ferguson
Jo Bunting
Peter Dickson
Bill Rennells
Ronnie Barbour
Michael Aspel
Dave Barratt
Brian Hayes
John Inverdale
Colin Berry
Chris Stuart
Pam Spriggs
Martin Stanford

Must admit I have only heard of 6 on that list, but then again, I have never lived in a big city and networked radio shows are something I have avoided over the years, so someone who made his/her name in Manchester or Leeds may never have been heard by me.

lsa2 Thu 20-Jan-11 18:20:56

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NetworkGuy Thu 20-Jan-11 19:32:30

"acerbic wit" - one way of putting it...

I found him rather brusque on FiveLive but he was 1000% better than Richard Bacon and a few others who have been chattering on R5 in recent times.

MollieO Thu 20-Jan-11 19:35:06

Didn't he go to Australia? Not sure but I thought it was something like that. Or of course I could be totally wrong.

NetworkGuy Fri 21-Jan-11 08:28:52

He may well have done, perhaps to retire. After all, that comedy on Radio 4 which had him playing a 'washed up' radio presenter didn't get a second series, so perhaps he saw the writing on the wall, and wanted to go back to some sunshine, in the land where he was born.

I don't know whether he rubbed anyone up the wrong way at LBC or FiveLive, but even if he didn't, he, or perhaps they, may have felt it was a sensible time to end confrontational radio (my view on his FiveLive phone-in shows!) before he had a heart attack on air.

lsa2 Fri 21-Jan-11 20:09:22

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lsa2 Fri 21-Jan-11 20:25:49

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NetworkGuy Wed 26-Jan-11 06:56:54

LBC is on DAB here (about 200 miles from London) and with the internet, people without DAB can still listen to a wide variety of shows and some of my favourites include "As it Happens" from Canada, "Wait, Wait, Don't tell me" from USA, "West Coast Live" from San Francisco, but there have been plenty of others from all over Europe (however, all in English).

NetworkGuy Mon 02-Jul-12 20:40:37

Brian Hayes was on "Last Word" yesterday night ( > LINK < ) after 14m40 or so...

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