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BBC Radio Leicester Herdle White retires after 50 years

BBC Radio Leicester presenter Herdle White set to retire after 50 years.

Herdle White is the longest-serving African Caribbean radio DJ on the BBC.

He is set to retire after presenting shows for BBC Radio Leicester for 50 years.

White moved to Leicester in 1959 when he came over to the UK from Jamaica.

He began work for BBC Radio Leicester doing a five minute Caribbean roundup, which has evolved into a popular fully fledged programme. 

Speaking on his latest show, White said: ‘My show has been going for the last 50 years, over 50 years, but all good things have to come to an end sometime. 

On Friday 26th May, I will be hanging up my microphone for the last time. It has been a great pleasure for me, over the years I have met so many nice people, important people, but as I mention, all good things must come to an end.’ 

‘It’s a long time, it’s not something I will look forward to, but when the time comes, the time comes. I am going to miss a lot of people, miss playing all of your favourite tunes, it’s going to be a big hole in my life in a way. But times, you have to move on’. 

Listeners can use #ThankYouHerdle on social media to share their memories of listening to the popular DJ over the years.  

Herdle’s last programme will air this Friday 7-10pm on BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Sounds. 


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