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    BBC R3 cutting back Late Junction & Music Planet and ending Jazz Now & Geoffrey Smith

    It's getting increasingly difficult to defend the many barmy decisions made by BBC management, but this one really takes the biscuit! Some brainless suit called Alan Davey - apparently the (Fat?) Controller of Radio 3 - has just announced that he's decided to massively cut back Late Junction and Music Planet and cancel Jazz Now and Geoffrey Smith's Jazz on BBC Radio 3. Thanks to Triode & bpa's iPlayer Squeezebox Plugin these are my staple listening in the sea of tedious pap that the BBC otherwise broadcast. If the BBC charter means anything it should defend and nurture shows that wouldn't find a home on other outlets. I'll admit that these shows, especially Late Junction and Jazz Now can be pretty variable but Late Junction in particular is unique and special in its eclectic range of programming and the way it mixes the familiar with the totally off-the-wall.

    Lots of comments and at least three petitions running to challenge this, but maybe it's finally time to march to Broadcasting House armed with pitchforks!

    Guardian article here https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...to-digital-age (>250 angry comments)

    Announcement on BBC Blogs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/abouttheb...9-cc5e84457fac here
    Last edited by florca; 2019-03-16 at 07:29.
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