A couple of weeks ago on the show, Steve Barker mentioned that the BBC will be soon be making cuts in their “drive for quality” initiative. It looks like they are thinking of replacing all local radio programmes in the evening sometime between now and April 2013. This will effectively cut all specialist shows over the whole of the BBC local radio network including On The Wire on Radio Lanchashire which has been running for over 25 years playing the best in reggae and left of centre gear. This is a cracking show which will sorely be missed if the blinking BBC have their way!
The proposals are subject to public consultation by the BBC trust. So fire off a letter now to Lord Patten, Chairman, BBC Trust, 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ and tell him you disagree with the BBC’s initiative or go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust and look for the “consultation” button
Respect due to Steve Barker, Fenny and Jim.
Keep up the good work and don’t let the beeb trust grind your down!
Have a listen http://otwradio.blogspot.com/ and you won’t be disappointed!!