BBC needs to cut costs, but cash must be spread fairly

COMMENT: University has to prove it offers value for money

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I wonder if the BBC will go through with its idea of downgrading local radio stations to save money by putting Five Live out at non-peak times?

Many old favourite commercial radio stations have been allowed to close and programmes networked out from London, serving no local purpose. Now the BBC may do the same.

Yes the BBC needs to cut costs, but how about balancing its money more fairly? For example, nationwide BBC local radio costs roughly £200m a year and attracts an 8.9 per cent share. BBC3 and BBC4 cost roughly the same and attract 1.3 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively.

Come on BBC, don’t leave us with Richard Bacon in FM stereo and Medium Wave!