ALERT! BBC Radio London 94.9 have axed DJ Ritu's "A World In London"!
For many years, BBC London 94.9FM's Saturday evenings have included a programme which in simple terms might be described as 'a world music show'. Yet it is so much more! From community notice board, to a catalyst and meeting place for music made by all cultures in one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
BBC to axe Folkwaves on Radio Derby
News just in that BBC in the East Midlands are axing their long-running and award winning folk programme Folkwaves on Radio Derby at the end of December, using similar arguments. This is another showed listened to nationally on the web. It may indicate that there's a wider BBC plot afoot to axe "minority/ specialist" music and that a bigger campaign may be in order. Unity is power!