Stop the BBC from merging Local Radio with 5Live
The BBC is considering merging 5Live with Local Radio. Only Breakfast and Drive programs would be truly local, everything else would networked. Trade unionists at the BBC fear that the proposals would lead to at least 700 job losses, as well as decimating the BBC’s service to local areas.
NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear said: “Local radio plays a crucial role in keeping local communities informed. These proposals would rip the heart out of local programming and effectively sound the death knell for local radio.”
Stop the BBC now save are local stations
Darcy Sarto commented
With 7 million listeners, Local Radio is a lifeline for many in the community, it gives a platform to local people, local charities and what Puclic Service Broadcasting shoul be all about. Please help save it.