Wednesday, March 03, 2010

BBC using 6 Music and the Asian Network as sacrificial lambs

Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Don Foster, echoed the views of Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio Wales this morning, in his comments on the Corporation's intention to close radio station 6 Music. The BBC's strategy, published today, also includes proposals to scale back its website and close Asian Network.

Don said:

“Today’s report signals the end of the BBC roaming wherever it fancied. The decision to focus on high quality UK content is welcome.


“However, I am not convinced that using 6 Music and the Asian Network as sacrificial lambs to pay for it is the right approach.


“While the BBC has become overgrown in some areas and needs pruning, the Licence Fee payers must have their say about what’s to go.”


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