It is entirely typical that one of the very few presenters who bothers to read the comments of listeners and write to them on a forum has his programme cut. It makes such a difference when they do and from personal experience this happens rarely. The late Charlie Gillett, Anne Nightingale and Michael Rosen were all good enough to respond to me on the BBC boards. I am guessing that some people have had a similar experience with Rob Cowan. I am also in a similar boat to barber olly and find AS's programme the most accessible and informative of the jazz programmes. I would like to write a note to R3 on this matter but don't know how to do it. Can someone advise?
(Update - Many thanks to GT for the contact details. I have now sent my e-mail).