Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Radio One drops news

There's a whole bunch of worry in the detail on the BBC news cuts. The most worrying is what sounds like the death knell for Newsbeat:

Radio 1 and 1Xtra will no longer have their own dedicated news services, except at breakfast
Whenever commercial radio types complain about Radio 1 having listeners they wrongly assume would be tuned into their weak offerings, Newsbeat has always been a handy point of difference between an all-out ratings chasing service and what the BBC does.

Not any more, it seems.