By Keith Ingham
On Tuesday GFH issued a statement that the clubs radio station Yorkshire Radio was to cease broadcasting at 18:00, leaving a great group of journalists but most importantly fans out of work. The club claims it's putting more work and money
into a new LUTV and a redesigned website.
This news saddened me, over seven years Thom, Eddie and Jonny to name but a few have brought Leeds into my earphones albeit by DAB. I've been part of the 'Fans panel' and met the lads mentioned above and two of my favourite players Eddie Gray and Dom Matteo, two fantastic blokes who love the club without question. It's Thom though I feel for the most, he eats, drinks and loves the job he was doing. Imagine you're a fan who gets to meet his heroes and commentate on the greatest club in football. You knew this guy wasn't doing it for the money. Well this guy is the 'bees knees' only and I've had the pleasure of joining him and other Leeds fans on his show. Jen, Kevin, Jill and Bernard massive, loyal fans who weren't afraid to voice their opinions over the airwaves. A lad even took the station off air by celebrating a little too much during a game.
The protestations that they were a 'Bates mouthpiece' gives them no credit because without them we wouldn't have had much. I was really looking forward to the battle of the radio stations Radio Leeds v Yorkshire because both would have had commentators that have passion when they do their jobs.
I bid you farewell and Thank you for your hard work.
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