Nicki Chapman is a Radio 2 delight after screeching of Chris Evans and Zoe Ball - Yorkshire Post letters

The late radio presenter Terry Wogan. Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire
The late radio presenter Terry Wogan. Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire
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From: S Wheatley, Balne, Goole.

I GREW up in the 60s listening to Radio 1 and by the 80s had reached a stage of ‘adulthood’ which required me to move along to Radio 2.

Do you share this reader's views on Nicki Chapman? Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Do you share this reader's views on Nicki Chapman? Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

I was lucky to have enjoyed the ‘Golden Years’ of Terry Wogan, Richard Allinson, Tony Blackburn and Simon Mayo with the added bonus of Brian Mathew on a Saturday morning and Johnny Walker on Sunday afternoon.

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One by one our much loved and irreplaceable DJs, either by ‘natural’ or ‘managed’ selection have gone and been replaced with younger, shouty, sycophants. I tried, oh how I tried, with Chris Evans who, admittedly, had an impossible job following Terry – but eventually constant Car Fest advertising and a lack of music forced me to turn off. I again gave Zoe Ball a chance (at least she wasn’t Chris Evans) – but had to give in as the screeching and, again, lack of recognisable music forced me to turn off.

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I accidentally turned on the radio recently (still tuned in for Johnny Walker) to find a different voice, Nicki Chapman. What a delight, it was like going back in time, sensible conversation and excellent music. Has someone at Radio 2 been listening or perhaps noticed how many of us have just switched off? Please give that woman a job – things could be picking up!