Two bishops want to ensure that Radio 1 is forced to include some sort of religious element amongst its ungodly schedule of Moyles and Murray. The BBC Trust is currently interfering in what the various networks are supposed to do, and the Anglican Bishop of Manchester and the Catholic's Chair of the Communications Board Bishop want God to at least get a look in on the Live Lounge:
We're at a loss to understand what need might be going unmet by not having a god slot on one of the four major networks. With a shedload of religious (albeit mainly Christian) broadcasting elsewhere on the BBC, is it really so important to have another land-grab? Radio 1 does do religion as part of its mix anyway; spare them the imposition of another bloody quota.
We'd suggest that maybe Newsbeat might want to make the Bishops dreams of hearing more about the church on Radio 1 come true - covering the Archbishop of Canterbury's pronouncement that Tony Blair should "have prayed with George Bush" before dropping depleted uranium onto children, or working with Today to report on cover-ups of sexual abuse in the church.