Radio presenter 'has left station'

A POPULAR radio DJ who disappeared from the airwaves with no explanation has parted company with the station, it has been confirmed.

Russell Claydon

A POPULAR radio DJ who disappeared from the airwaves with no explanation has parted company with the station, it has been confirmed.

Radio bosses last night said Bob Strong has left Town 102 after an absence of more than four weeks from his mid-morning slot.

A statement from Tindle, the company which owns the Ipswich station, read: “Bob Strong has decided that it is time for him to leave Town 102. We thank him for his outstanding contribution to the radio station since launch in 2006, and we wish him every success in the future.”


You may also want to watch:


More than 300 people joined a month-long campaign to have the presenter reinstated to his show. The Bring Back Bob Strong campaigners were due to march on Ipswich's Cornhill on Sunday.

But last night the group's leader, Amanda, 33, from Felixstowe, said the demonstration had now been cancelled.

Most Read

She said: “As a group we are pleased that Town 102 has finally released a statement.

“We all wish Bob all the best on his future and hope that he will continue to work on radio. If he is not going to then this will be a very sad day for radio listeners.

“People have listened to Bob's show across the world via the Town 102 website but I hope we can all tune into him again in the near future, wherever that may be.”

The holistic therapist, who did not wish to have her surname printed, added: “We wish to inform everyone that the protest will not be taking place this Sunday although the Bob Strong fan club will remain on Facebook.”

Last night Mr Strong was not available for comment.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus