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Jewish hour returns

by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2013-01-04

A Jewish radio show which was cancelled by BBC Radio Manchester after 22 years on the air has been given a new lease of life on another station.
 
The Jewish Hour can now be heard at its new home, It's Kosher Radio, with shows currently available via their website at www.itskosherradio.co.uk and broadcast on Manchester community station Chorlton Radio.
 
And the aims of the show remain the same - to report on aspects of Jewish life, politics, sport and arts, as well as entertain and inform both the Jewish communities and non-Jewish listeners.
 
The Jewish Hour originally began in 1989 on local station Sunset Radio but moved to BBC Manchester the following year.
 
However it was heard on the BBC for the last time on December 17 after a last ditch legal attempt to save it failed.
 
Gillian Cohn, who is involved in Jewish Muslim interfaith work and is a retired senior legal officer formerly with Bury Council had sought to get a judge to review the BBC's decision to axe the Mancheser Jewish show on grounds of discrimination.
 
However the judge ruled in favour of the BBC which also axed shows aimed at local Irish and gay communities.

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