Popular broadcaster David Burns is returning to the airwaves with a new radio show on 107 FM.
“Burnsy”, as he is universally known, was let go by BBC Radio Humberside earlier this year as part of controversial cuts to local radio stations. Now, he has announced a new weekly show on 107 FM on Monday’s nights, titled Burnsy’s Eclectic Circus. It will begin early in November.
Burns said: “Join me on Burnsy’s eclectic circus on 107 FM on a Monday night at 8. Don’t miss it.”
The announcement was made in the style of a transfer deadline day reveal. And while, details of the content of the programme have yet to be revealed, it would not be a surprise were it to take in Burnsy’s interest in local issues and culture.
The veteran presenter was welcomed with open arms by many who were thrilled to have him back on the air. Ian Shepherd said: “Welcome back Burnsy, I’ve missed you.”
Others said they would now listen to the radio more following his return. Will said: “Don’t normally listen to the radio anymore but will be tuning in for this after work, moments of tranquility after a stressful Monday.” Mark added: “What a great signing.”
In April this year, Burns announced he would be leaving the BBC. Writing on social media, he said: “The BBC has told me I won’t be needed as a presenter. I am eternally grateful to them for the opportunity, I’ve loved every minute, though the last few months have been unnecessarily painful.
“I think I made a difference and I couldn’t have done it without you as an audience. Your contributions, your, ideas, your passion for the area made it the multi-award winning show it is. Ta for that.”
In an interview last month, he admitted that he missed the radio and it was too early to retire. He said: “I wish I still had a platform which allows me to have a go at changing things.
“Hopefully, I will find a platform again. I feel I still have something to offer. I was good at rattling a few cages and giving people a voice.” 107 FM can be heard online via its website.