Radio in England as far as music is concerned is blander than bland. Most stations sound exactly the same and follow a safe and unchallenging music playlist. Smooth Radio has slid into this category over the past year: its pleasant enough but oh, so safe.
One of the highlights has been Richard Searling's soul show, which has always been worth a listen - despite being on Saturday 5-8pm, when many people are not around. Sadly, for reasons unknown, Smooth Radio have decided that as of next week it will be no more. No doubt they will replace it with something suitably mainstream and dull.
In the meantime at least we have Jazz FM and American radio on the internet!