New Radio Authority chairman Richard Hooper has said the Authority is preparing to make a strong contribution to the government's forthcoming Communications White Paper. In the past, radio chiefs have complained
New Radio Authority chairman Richard Hooper has said the Authority is preparing to make a strong contribution to the government's forthcoming Communications White Paper. In the past, radio chiefs have complained that radio has been neglected in debates about the future of broadcasting.

But Hooper said the RA plans to put forward 'a broad vision for radio regulation in the 21st century' and will also work more closely with other regulatory bodies. In the Authority's 1999 report, he added: 'We intend to work closely with the radio industry, UK government and governments abroad, as well as the BBC, to encourage the success of digital radio.'