The veteran DJ was "sacked" by the BBC shortly after giving evidence to a sex abuse review into Jimmy Savile.Read the full story ›
DJ Tony Blackburn has thanked fans for their support after he was sacked from the BBC earlier this week.
Introducing his Retro Countdown show on Kent-based KMFM on Sunday afternoon, the 73-year-old said: "Thank-you very much for all your support this week."
The veteran DJ left the BBC shortly before the publication of the Dame Janet Smith inquiry into sexual abuse at the corporation on Thursday.
On today's show, Mr Blackburn added: "Thank you as well to KMFM. I hope you enjoy the show."
His brief message came as he claimed he was given the opportunity to resign from the BBC and engineer a return in a "few months".
He says his evidence to the inquiry was criticised by BBC director-general Tony Hall and claims he has been made a scapegoat by the corporation.
Veteran DJ Tony Blackburn has revealed he was "given the chance to resign" by BBC bosses before the corporation sacked him.Read the full story ›
The veteran DJ, who was sacked by the BBC this week, said it was another attempt by the corporation to "tarnish his good name".Read the full story ›
Tony Blackburn said the BBC has "hung me out to dry" after he was "sacked" by the corporation over his evidence to a sex abuse review into Jimmy Savile.
He said: "My lawyers are now considering all statements made by the BBC about me today and we will be taking action."
A petition to get Tony Blackburn back on the radio was signed by nearly 2,000 people hours after first appearing online.
The petition was set up shortly before the BBC Director General, Tony Hall, confirmed Blackburn had "parted company" with the corporation.
The campaign to reinstate Tony Blackburn said the BBC should be "ashamed at their treatment of a loyal employee".
BBC director general Lord Hall has confirmed that veteran DJ Tony Blackburn has "parted company" with the corporation.
Blackburn earlier said he had been sacked by the BBC over his evidence to the Jimmy Savile sex abuse review.
Lord Hall said: "My interpretation is that Tony Blackburn fell short of the standards of evidence that such an inquiry demanded."
Tony Blackburn, who says he has been sacked by the BBC, has tweeted thanking his fans for their "overwhelming support".
I won’t be tweeting too much but I must say a big thanks for all the support from my fellow broadcasters, it is very kind of you.
Good morning,I just want to say thanks so much for your overwhelming support it means a lot to me. xxx
Tony Blackburn claims he has been sacked by the BBC as the corporation prepares for a report into historical sex abuse at the corporation.Read the full story ›