Danny Baker Plans Return To BBC London, 5 Live
April 6, 2011 at 4:20 AM (PT)
Longtime BBC radio star DANNY BAKER is returning to the air APRIL 18th for his 3-5p weekday BBC LONDON 94.9 after being off the air since NOVEMBER battling cancer. BAKER is also scheduled to return to his SATURDAY Talk BBC RADIO 5 LIVE soccer show in late MAY; he underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment after his diagnosis.
In a message to fans, BAKER wrote, "Last FRIDAY while watching yet two more dubious DVDs ... I realized things could not go on like this forever, sweet though the living was. What was I doing with my life?... Therefore I intend to un-retire again. I shall return to BBC LONDON on MONDAY APRIL 18th at 3pm to give it another go. I realize this will reduce (BBC RADIO 2 afternoon host) STEVE WRIGHT's overall audience figures by more than 300 but it's a tough game we're in STEVE. It's just a few vowels from Radio To Rodeo you know ... Anyway, unless the medics make some last gasp cruel objection, that's how it is. The 18th at 3. Not the other way round. Croaky, thinner but none the wiser."