Read this: BBC - Radio 4 and 4 Extra Blog: Radio 4's longwave transmitter and cuts to BBC radio
Summary: The Chancellor makes his statement in the Commons, the Government's PR machine goes into overtime spreading the good news, and then gradually, as detailed scrutiny begins, rather less positive headlines emerge. To begin with it seemed as if Radio 4 had got off unscathed since it was to suffer no reduction in its 'content spend', whereas Radio 5 live for example, was being cut by 7.5 per cent. The Corporation accepts that the overall number of BBC producers will drop, but says the assistant producer total will go up, resulting in an overall net reduction in staff in the Radio production department of five per cent. - bbc.co.ukwww.bbc.co.ukBBC - Radio 4 and 4 Extra Blog: Radio 4'…
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