Local radio cuts: Patten tells BBC to review plans
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has ordered the corporation to re-examine its plans to make cuts to local radio.
Forty English radio stations were facing cuts of £15m and 280 jobs as part of plans to slash 20% from the BBC's budget over five years. Thousands of listeners, MPs and local authorities complained about the plans, saying the stations had a vital role.
Lord Patten said the cuts would have a "disproportionate impact" on the BBC's output and reputation.
25 Jan 2012
- From the section Entertainment & Arts