BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham has revealed why he won't be commentating on this evening's Norwich City match at Huddersfield.

In a Twitter post this morning, the station's popular voice of the Canaries shared a message from fellow radio host Jack Murley about industrial action in protest at proposed cuts to local radio services. 

Mr Goreham tweeted: "I won’t be commentating on #ncfc this evening. I wanted to explain why and Jack here has put it perfectly."

In the tweet, Mr Murley wrote: "In October, the BBC announced plans to make significant cuts to its BBC Local Radio output.

"BBC managers say the plans will allow it to spend more money on its digital content and provide a better balance to the service it provides to local audiences across all platforms.

"Since the announcement, the plans have been roundly criticised by MPs, councils, staff members and audiences.

"Today, BBC Local members begin a 24-hour strike."

As a result of the ongoing dispute over the BBC's plans to cut local radio, journalists who are members of the National Union working for BBC Local across England are striking today.

A BBC spokesperson has confirmed that Phil Daley would be taking over from Mr Goreham at Huddersfield and said: "We’re sorry that audiences will experience some changes to local TV and radio services in England as a result of industrial action by the National Union of Journalists and have tried to minimise disruption as much as possible.

"We are obviously disappointed that the strike has gone ahead - we have a plan to modernise local services across England including more news journalists and a stronger local online service which will see no overall reduction in staffing levels or local funding.

"Our goal is a local service across TV, radio and online that delivers even greater value to communities.

"We will continue to engage with the trade union and do everything possible to minimise the impact on staff." 

Mr Goreham has been one of BBC Radio Norfolk's radio presenters and football commentators for over 20 years since the year 2000.