BBC Trust OKs Changes To Radio 7
February 9, 2011 at 4:03 AM (PT)
The BBC TRUST's report on News-Talk-Variety BBC RADIO 4, Classical RADIO 3, and Comedy-Children's RADIO 7 includes changes for RADIO 7, including a renaming to RADIO 4 EXTRA and a severe cut in the amount of Children's programming from 1,400 to 350 hours a year.
At the same time, the TRUST approved a plan to generate Children's content for downloading through the BBC's CBEEBIES site and via broadcast through third parties, and also approved plans for a permanent archive for shows from RADIO 3, RADIO 4, and BBC FOUR television.
The report was generally favorable to the three stations, calling the trio "much loved and highly valued" and noting the "more welcoming tone" on RADIO 3.