Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Rugby League Group to challenge cuts to BBC Local Radio
At a recent meeting in Westminster, the group heard from RFL Chairman Richard Lewis, veteran broadcaster Ray French, Head of BBC Sport for English Regions Charles Runcie and BBC London rugby league producer and commentator Ian Ramsdale.
This meeting brought home just how significant the proposed changes to BBC local radio are. There have been debates in Parliament on the cuts to local radio services, but for rugby league – which is recognised as one of the most community-focused sports in the UK – the consequences could be devastating.
If all the proposals made in the consultation are enacted, it will result in: