An important alarm call from the doyenne of radio critics, Gillian Reynolds, in The Telegraph today.
I think the corporate heart of the BBC currently undervalues radio and may well be about to undermine it........Radio/audio thrives because it’s nimble, adaptable, reactive, imaginative. We love it, trust it, feel a personal bond with it. Yet I dread what the BBC seems to be planning: abolishing radio’s separate directorate and merging commissioning of its content with that of television. There really is nothing like BBC radio anywhere else in the world. Dilute it and it will vanish.