How to respond to plans to cut BBC local radio
The easiest and quickest way to respond is through the online questionnaire. It only takes 5 minutes:
|Click on this link to tell the BBC Trust what you think about local radio cuts|
You can also contact the BBC Trust on 0800 068 0116; Textphone 08000 153 350; Email: email@example.com. You can also download the BBC Trust’s commentary and a paper response form from the BBC Trust website (see bullet points below).
The deadline for submissions 21 December 2012.
The BBC Trust consultations
The BBC Trust, chaired by Lord Patton, is conducting two consultations on the future of BBC local radio.
If you only have time to respond to one consultation, then please respond to the Service Review.
What the consultations say about BBC local radio
BBC local radio in England will be cut by 14%, but this means cuts of around 20% to staff at many local radio stations. Presenters and sport commentators will go, and many of the staff that support them will go also. Local afternoon and evening shows across the country will be axed in favour of evening and national programmes. There will be less local sports coverage and less coverage of local music. Fewer local voices, and fewer local staff to respond in times of crisis.
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