Lord Patten, Chairman of the BBC Trust, has announced a major reduction in the cuts to local radio. He has declared that “local radio must stay local for most of the time to continue to have an impact and to stay distinctive – and it must be resourced to achieve this.” He also clearly stated the five remits for local radio: news, sport, culture, identity and music.
We must continue to make our local MPs aware of the strength of our feelings about BBC local radio. They will be able to put pressure on the BBC directly and through ministers to ensure there is no reversal of the BBC Trust’s plans and, even better, further reductions in cuts.
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