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All posts by Duncan Hill

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Why the BBC should abandon 700+m "regional news" to fund local
Thursday 20 March 2014 6:57PM
Waltham Cross

Although BBC local radio stations generally cover smaller areas than the TV regions, "let them eat radio" doesn't work for many people.

Apart from the fact that most people watch BBC1 in prime time rather than listen to their any radio station, there are many places throughout the UK that cannot get their "local" radio station.

TV has a comprehensive set of thousands of relays, this isn't matched by the coverage of radio transmitters.

Here in SE Herts, the Three Countries Radio is barely audible. Radio London (and Radio Kent!) come in fine, but no news coverage of Herts of course. At least London News on BBC1 tries to occasionally cover some news outside the city. Same situation in Ilfracombe: Radio Wales blasts in, but Radio Devon is nowhere to be found.

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Tuesday 6 January 2015 6:15PM

Is Theobalds Grove station going to move to the other side of the M25, or will the M25 move?

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