Can it be true? BBC Radio 4 Extra to be scrapped? If so, it’s insane & criminal. A petition has been started. May 27, 2022 | News, Unexpected | 6 comments Pinned post Such truths or rumours presumably stem from this… BBC Director-General Tim Davie’s speech to staff on 26 May 2022. Andrew Keener has started a petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/do-not-scrap-bbc-radio-4-extra 6 Comments Monica McCabe on May 27, 2022 at 1:37 pm So is BBC TV 4, I believe. Our Arts channel – even if it does seem to be largely pop these days. The BBC, whatever its failings, is known world-wide. Why destroy it? Reply Peterduff on May 27, 2022 at 2:33 pm I would suggest that lovers of music and the arts should protest to their local MP via their website. Reply canderson on May 28, 2022 at 10:26 am Peter, I have just written to my MP and I know someone who has dropped a line to theirs. Maybe you can alert yours? Colin Reply Andrew Keener on May 27, 2022 at 5:53 pm It is both insane and short-sighted. Radio 4 Extra is probably the cheapest BBC radio station to run. And in these ghastly times, it’s a low-cost escape from a world going to hell in a handcart. There is an astounding lack of imagination in this proposal. Reply Monica McCabe on May 29, 2022 at 7:12 am Well done Andrew, for starting the petition. I signed. Hope the BBC World News and other sections under threat get saved also. Reply Helen Bond on June 1, 2022 at 7:48 am Bravo Mr Keener for the petition. Radio 4 Extra is my favourite radio station. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.