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Ray Clark announces departure date from BBC Essex

BBC Essex radio presenter Ray Clark has announced he will be leaving the station on October 8th. With no certainty surrounding his departure date by his bosses, Ray says he took the matter into his own hands and told his listeners when he’s going instead of waiting to be told.

Publication date: 26.09.2023

Draft Media Bill: DCMS remains concerned over BBC local radio changes

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport committee says it still concerned over the Digital First strategy at the BBC and how it will impact on the future of radio.

Publication date: 22.09.2023

Toby Foster gets Yorkshire afternoons on BBC Local Radio stations

Toby Foster will be hosting a new afternoon programme across the Yorkshire region when BBC Local Radio stations commence more sharing this autumn.

Publication date: 20.09.2023

Scott Makin extends BBC Radio Tees afternoon show to BBC Radio Newcastle

Shared programming arrives in the North East on BBC Local Radio on September 25th with Radio Tees’ afternoon show with Scott Makin extended to air on BBC Radio Newcastle.

Publication date: 19.09.2023

Has BBC management let down listeners in Devon after regional flooding?

Keri Jones has been listening to BBC Radio Devon and comments that BBC senior management has let down Devon listeners on the weekend of a major incident.

Publication date: 17.09.2023

Sharing schedules announced for BBC local radio stations in the West

TV actor Joe Sims will host weekday Breakfast on BBC Radio Bristol from October as local stations in the West commence programme sharing. Joe is known for Broadchurch and Doctor Who and was born in Bristol.

Publication date: 15.09.2023

NUJ expresses disability and equality concerns over BBC Local Radio cuts

The NUJ has demanded an urgent equality impact assessment be done into BBC local radio staff formally facing redundancy across England.

Publication date: 12.09.2023

Technical issues plague the start of networked show on BBC Local Radio

BBC local radio stations suffered major technical issues during the first week of shared programmes in the South and East as presenters say they are “clinging to the wreckage” of what’s left.

Publication date: 11.09.2023

BBC Radio Solent removes advert for Drive presenter following backlash

A social media post asking for a new Drivetime presenter on BBC Radio Solent has been removed following major backlash from listeners.

Publication date: 11.09.2023

BBC Local Radio presenters air their opinions on recent changes

Sophie Little, a presenter with BBC Radio Norfolk, has voiced her personal opinion on the changes across the network saying they are ageist and ableist.

Publication date: 10.09.2023