'In Patten we Trust'
Lord Patten delivered a much welcome speech last week that made clear to the outgoing Director General of the bbc Mark Thompson that the proposed cuts to bbc local radio need to be scaled.
In light of the bbc trusts announcement it is right that we suspend our demonstration on the 18th February outside Media City, Salford & wait to see what the revised plans mean for bbc local radio up & down the country, but especially here in the capital.
The 18th of February maybe suspended but that doesn't mean our campaign to save local radio (bbc London 94.9 fm) doesn't go on. In fact the opposite is true, we need to harness the political support we gained here in London & ensure that bbc management adequately fund & maintain a 24/7 speech/music/educational station here in the capital. I love bbc radio 5 live but I want to choose when I listen by turning the dial & not when somebody in an office flicks a switch.
Over the coming weeks template email/letters will be posted upon this site & I hope you'll join me & lobby our elected politicians so they ensure that bbc management listen to Lord Patten & the views of listeners/licence fee payers.
Time to 'Get Vocal 4 bbc Local' radio & it's time for our successful campaign to change course & direction.
Thank you all,
'In Patten we Trust'...