SIMON Hirst shocked listeners of his daily Capital FM Yorkshire breakfast show last Friday by announcing he had made the tough decision to leave.
Hirsty, who lives in Dodworth, has been waking Yorkshire up with his Hirsty's Daily Dose show for more than a decade and over the years earned himself a loyal following of listeners.
He announced his departure last Friday on Facebook and Twitter.
** We have an interview with him about his exit and what prompted his decision in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated June 27. **