There will be changes from 5th May to the jazz programming at BBC Radio 3.
– Alyn Shipton (above with Buck Clayton) will present Jazz Record Requests on Saturday afternoon. It will remain an in-house production.
– Geoffrey Smith will present a Saturday midnight programme in the current Jazz Library slot, Geoffrey’s Jazz, about which he says:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to continue to share my passion for jazz from a more personal perspective.”
Stand by your beds for further announcements from Geoffrey Smith and Radio 3, because, from what I’ve heard, that’s all there is to know, as yet. Whether the new programme will have any budget for, eg, interviews and guests is also far from clear.