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Goodbye BBC Radio 7

When the BBC announced they were to make cutbacks and targeted the closing of 6 Music as mission 1 it was thanks to a huge swell of public opposition that the corporation’s guvorning body the BBC Trust stepped in and said it must be saved.

Now that 6 Music’s review is done and dusted it’s now the turns of BBC Radio 3 Radio 4 and Radio 7 to be questioned. Today (8 Feb) the first strategic plans has been announced, no longer will there be digital only Radio 7 – the home of archived radio comedy, it will be rebranded Radio 4 Extra. The BBC Trust said the decision for the name-change would be to ‘raise awareness and bring more listeners to the station and promote DAB radio'.

The new/old station will launch/re-launch in the Spring/Summer.

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