NORTH Staffordshire's local radio scene has been struck another blow with the axe falling on jobs at BBC Radio Stoke.
The cash-strapped taxpayer-funded corporation has revealed plans to cut 460 jobs across the UK.
It means Radio Stoke will be cut back to three four-hour daytime shows, seven days a week, each conducted by a one presenter.
Listener favourites Den Siegertsz and Louis Stones (ex-Signal) have seen their shows removed from the lockdown schedule, casting their futures in doubt.
It was only recently announced that Signal 2 is disappearing from the airwaves in September, and Signal 1 will be reduced with just a regional breakfast show and then national output as a result of a group takeover.
Meanwhile, Leek-based online community station LASAR Radio continues to go from strength to strength, with plans announced for a second studio at Bank House.