Legendary BBC Radio presenter Lincolnshire broadcasts latest show
A legendary BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter broadcast his latest BBC Lincolnshire Farming program today.
Alan Stennett has worked at the station for 41 years, but has been at the BBC for 57 years.
Fans of his farm show wish him all the best for the future as he “semi-retires” from the station.
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One person tweeted: “Nice to see you at Groundswell Alan and thanks for including it in your last show.
“Have a great semi-retirement!”
Another posted: “We will miss you very much on a Sunday morning. A voice that I grew up listening to. I wish you all the best.”
Meanwhile, one of his loyal listeners said: “Another great show this morning Alan, thank you for providing an informative start to Sundays.
“All the best for your semi-retirement.”
Alan joined the BBC World Service in 1964.
From 1971 to 1973 he was a screenwriter in the science, industry and agriculture unit before working as an outside service producer for the BBC in Wales.
The son of a Lincolnshire farmer, Alan returned to the county to help BBC Radio Lincolnshire on the air. An experience he enjoyed so much that he stayed.
During his time at the station, he held the positions of educational producer, out-of-home producer and music producer.
One highlight in particular saw him cover the US presidential election in 1988 while in America.
He left the BBC staff to go independent in 1994 and has produced a series of videos and DVDs on local history, period farming and county events.
During this time he continued to report on agriculture in his program, Lincolnshire Farming.
Most recently, in 2016, Alan received the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honor List for his service to “the agricultural industry and journalism in Lincolnshire”.