I can't get his show here but i wish we had more DJs that pay more attention to their listeners than the radio station owners...perhaps then we won't have to listen to the same ten songs over and over all day.
sourceDJ Blackburn suspended for playing Cliff songs
Tony Blackburn, the veteran disc jockey, has been suspended from his radio show for repeatedly playing records by Sir Cliff Richard.
Tony Blackburn: ignored orders
The move came after a row between Blackburn and bosses at Classic Gold Digital over playing the singer's records reached breaking point this morning.
Blackburn was warned on Monday that Sir Cliff's records should not be played on the station.
But the DJ defied the order by playing Summer Holiday on Tuesday - a move that sparked a furious e-mail row with Paul Baker, the station's head of programmes.
Mr Baker wrote that the songs should not be played because they did not fit in with Classic Gold Digital's "brand values".
He also told Blackburn that his claims that listeners had requested the songs were "not an excuse". "He's not on the playlist, and you must stop playing him," the e-mail said.
But Blackburn hit back this morning by reading out the e-mail on air at 8.20am. He then tore up a printout of the message before playing two of Sir Cliff's tracks back to back - We Don't Talk Any More and Living Doll.
Within minutes Blackburn, a former Radio 1 DJ, was told that he was being suspended by John Baish, Classic Gold's managing director.
Mr Baish told Blackburn in an e-mail: "You're consistently breaking the station's music policy. We've made our position as clear as we could. I've got no option except to suspend you until the situation can be resolved."
A friend of Blackburn said: "Tony is gutted he has been suspended over this. He has been told not to turn up for work tomorrow. He doesn't set the playlist for his show, the station do.
"But he defied the management because so many listeners have requested Cliff tracks. Cliff has fans young and old who love to hear his records. Tony hopes the situation can be resolved so he can get back to his show."