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Weather: Friday

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Cloudy with outbreaks of mostly light rain and drizzle extending east, persisting through the day, although there will be some drier interludes.

Extensive low cloud on hills.

Mild and breezy. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Ant and Dec congratulate radio legend Alan Robson on 40 years on air

Alan Robson Credit: Metro/TFM

Ant and Dec have sent a special message through to Night Owls presenter Alan Robson.

The 'Flashing Blade' has been on the air for 40 years with his evening phone in - gaining legendary status among loyal listeners.

The Metro radio presenter took to the air for his first show on November 12th 1976.

40 years in any business is a superb achievement, but for Alan to have achieved this within the demands and pressure of the media industry is staggering.

It is testament to his work ethic and how he has consistently delivered market leading audience figures in that time despite the onset of many new competitors.

His commitment to the station and his listening audience never wavers. This is a man who is truly passionate about radio and the show he presents, and we are blessed to have had him as part of the Metro and TFM team for so long.

– Dominic Munnelly, Metro Radio
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