Legends' radio return halted.RED tape has stalled the return of a popular sporting phone-in show on community radio.
The Legends show - hosted by ex-Toon star Malcolm "Supermac" Macdonald, former Sunderland player Micky Horswill The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter.
Please help [ improve the introduction] to meet Wikipedia's layout standards. You can discuss the issue on the talk page. and one-time Boro forward Bernie Slaven Bernie Slaven (born 13 November 1960 in Paisley, Scotland) is a footballer who played internationally for the Republic of Ireland (playing 7 times and scoring 1 goal). The clubs he played for were: Morton, Airdrie, Queen of the South, Albion Rovers, Middlesbrough, Darlington and - was taken off air by Real Radio last week after 14 years.
But the trio were snapped up days later by Koast Radio, a community station based in Morpeth, Northumberland.
Vicky Oakley, station manager, said the trio were more than happy to offer their services free of charge, such is the depth of passion for football and devotion to their listeners.
It was hoped they would be on air in mid-August to coincide with the start of the new football season, broadcasting every weekday at 6pm.
However, the first broadcast of The Legends on Koast Radio cannot go ahead until October - three months after Real Radio pulled the plug - due to severance contracts issued to Macdonald and Horswill.
Slaven was the lone voice of The Legends speaking at a press conference yesterday. He has lost his severance pay Severance Pay
Compensation that an employer gives to someone who is about to lose their job.
Severance pay is not always paid to employees. It depends on the situation in which the employee is losing their job and whether legislation requires severance to be paid. from Real Radio, who claimed he breached his contract by discussing the axing in a newspaper column.
OFF THE AIR Supermac