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BBC Trust to review local radio and news

The BBC Trust is to review the corporation’s local radio and local news services.


Radio indies may get £60m boost

BBC proposals to open up 60% of its network radio hours to indies could provide a £60m shot in the arm to the production sector.

Shaun Keaveny

BBC to open up 60% of radio hours

The BBC is preparing to triple the volume of eligible radio produced by independent companies to 27,000 hours following negotiations with radio indie group RIG.


RIG members back the BBC’s ‘world-beating’ radio

The Radio Independents Group (RIG) has pledged its support to Broadcast’s Backing The BBC campaign, claiming the health of the corporation is vital to the success of the wider radio sector.


Plurality of supply is best for BBC audiences

New system offers the best ideas and value regardless of source, says Helen Boaden