BBC Local Radio Cuts May Be Scaled Back
January 25, 2012 at 3:55 AM (PT)
BBC TRUST Chairman LORD PATTEN will announce TODAY that the budget cuts at the BBC's local radio stations will be less than originally proposed in OCTOBER, according to the BBC.
The original cuts, which would have slashed 280 jobs and 15 million pounds over five years, drew widespread criticism from the public and politicians, and LORD PATTEN has requested a review of the planned cuts by the BBC. The cuts as originally proposed would lead to stations sharing afternoon shows and staffs reduced by up to a third.