Many radio talk-back listeners are calling for rugby veteran and sports commentator Willie Lose to be given his job back after being replaced by fellow broadcaster Tony Veitch.
The Radio Network announced on Monday that Veitch will host two new programmes on Newstalk ZB, while Lose is moved aside.
The Herald received dozens of emails from members of the public after a story in yesterday's newspaper.
Social networking sites were also abuzz, with people debating whether or not replacing Lose for Veitch was a good idea.
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One reader said: "Well that's me changing channels on Saturday afternoon when I'm working in the garage. Nothing against Veitch but Willie has such a nice manner and lovely voice to listen to - Veitch has a really screeching voice."
Others said they were happy to see Lose go, with another reader saying: "About time he had a wake-up call. I've listened to his show for some time and I'm pleased to see his programme being ignited with new blood."
An online Herald poll showed big support for Lose.
More than 5000 people had voted just after 5pm today in a poll asking which broadcaster they preferred.
Veitch drew in 26 per cent, while Lose was at 45 per cent. A total of 29 per cent of voters voted for neither.
Many other readers said they would not be listening to Veitch because of his past.