The veteran broadcaster and DJ Robbie Vincent has decided to leave JazzFM. His decision to go appears to have been quite sudden. Nick Pitts, station controller at JazzFM said: “We’re very sad that Robbie has decided to leave Jazz FM. He is and always will be a legendary broadcaster and we’ll miss him here. Jeff Young will be replacing him with an extended programme full of the music that has fuelled both Robbie and Jeff for years and we look forward to this.”
JazzFM always has its critics, budgets are tight, but the most recent scheduling changes have been in an encouraging direction: the evening and night-time scheduling – with good, knowledgeable, experienced jazz presenters such as Helen Mayhew and Mike Chadwick in place – is increasingly focused towards broadcasting a broad range of jazz.