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Danny Baker puts podcast on ice

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, but the podcast (iPOD broadCAST) An audio broadcast that has been converted to an MP3 file or other audio file format for playback in a digital music player or computer. The "pod" in podcast was coined from "iPod," the predominant portable, digital music player, and although podcasts are  by BBC London This article is about the BBC London region. For other uses, see BBC London (disambiguation).
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 94.9 DJ Danny Baker Danny Baker (Christened Danny and born June 22, 1957, Deptford, South London) is an English comedy writer, radio presenter and occasional television presenter. Early Days as a Rock Journalist
Born in the working class district of Deptford in SE London.
 has come to an abrupt halt.

Baker's All Day Breakfast Show was a hit with listeners when it launched online earlier this year. It became a subscription service in October, with listeners paying £2 for a minimum of three shows a week.

However, Baker announced on Saturday the closure of the All Day Breakfast Show and the football podcasts which he also presents with his long-time broadcasting partner, Danny Kelly Danny Kelly may refer to:
  • Danny Kelly (journalist), sports presenter, journalist and internet publisher
  • Danny Kelly (footballer), American footballer (born 1969)
.

Baker blamed an "irreversible and utter breakdown" between the on-air team and Wippit, the downloads site which produces and distributes the show.

Baker's agent, Alex Armitage, said he was in discussion with a number of other internet partners about hosting the show.

"There will be a hiatus until we do another deal," said Armitage, the chief executive of talent agency Noel Gay Noel Gay born Reginald Moxon Armitage (July 15, 1898 - March 4, 1954) was one of the most successful British composers of popular music of the 1930s and 1940s. .

Baker began working with Wippit in May on a series of podcast trials independent of his BBC London 94.9 show.

He told the Radio Festival in Cambridge in July that the free show had 270,000 listeners, and joked it was the "noose around the neck of radio that would pull it slowly to its death".

No figures are available for the download since it became a paid-for service.

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, the chief executive of Wippit, said today the two sides had fallen out about the agreed exclusivity of the podcasts.

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