The BBC is a key anchor institution in Norwich’s flourishing creative sector. The city’s cluster of independent television, media, digital arts companies, and universities benefit hugely from sharing the city with a long-established BBC operation. These cuts to local radio services are like tugging so hard at a loose thread that the fabric of the local creative ecosystem starts to unravel.
Our local newspapers have shed scores of journalists, so there are already far fewer originally sourced local stories and investigations. Cuts to BBC local radio will make a deteriorating situation even worse.
Read this article from the National Union of Journalists to learn more about the damaging cuts to BBC local radio.