- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES PAYS TRIBUTE TO KEV JOHNS AND THE SUNDAY HOTLINE AS THE CURTAIN FALLS ON POPULAR SUNDAY MORNING PHONE IN PROGRAM
Speaking from his Morriston Office, Swansea East MS said…. I want to pay tribute to Swansea Sound for the Hotline program they have broadcast on Sunday Mornings for around 40 years and to the presenter for the last 20 years, Kev Johns. Over the whole of this period, the Sunday hotline has been a fixture in the stations coverage of news and current affairs and I have appeared on the program on numerous occasions including when I was leader of the Council 20 years ago. This was a no holds barred grilling from the people of Swansea and the host set the tone with some searching opening questions. For all public representatives of the last 40 years, The Sunday Line has been compulsory listening on a Sunday Morning.
For the last 20 years the show has been presented by Kevin John who has dealt with all of the callers with his inimitable charm and has on occasion dealt with some very emotional calls with sympathy and kindness; I am aware that he has taken up some cases off air to ensure that people received support they needed.
It is a real shame that the new owners have seen fit to discontinue to Sunday Line as part of their revamp of the station.
I would like to pay tribute to the station and to the presenter for the way they have conducted the hotline phone in program over the years. Sunday Mornings will not be the same without the Hotline!