I've just listened to the first of this years LTTB's which was from Brass in Concert. Why did the producer feel justified in having Frank Renton speak over the music on four of the seven pieces broadcast, thus spoiling those pieces, for me at least? You'd never get away with it on Radio 3 and I'm talking about Jazz and World music programmes on that station. Having heard all of last years broadcasts, in my view, either there has to be a change of producer to one who knows about bands and bandspeople or the programme needs to be scrapped and replaced, probably by internet broadcasts - I don't think the BBC really cares that much about us anymore and I can't see them replacing it with anything. Looking at last years programmes around a quarter of the potential 52 broadcasts were filled with CD's, listeners requests, military or even no broadcasts at all. Even last weeks 'look back' contained items from CD's. And now when a live recording occurs we get snippets and not even the full performance. Last years first programme from the Open contained 5 minutes of Dyke and nearly 20 minutes of chat and snippets of everybody else, when we could have heard the whole performance of 'Vienna Nights' and if neccessary a small interview with Dr Nick. The quality is reducing year on year and sadly no-one seems bothered about our last regular nationwide broadcast. The BBC will say as usual that the programme caters for the general public and not just band officiando's. But that was only true years ago back in the hour long broadcasts on a Wednesday night with Charlie Chester, i.e. a radio name of many years standing who could pull an audience by his name as well as programme content. It is now a situation where the programme is only of intrest to bands people and supporters and not the wider public I'd be intrested on other peoples thoughts or if anbody cares about the programme anymore.