BBC English Regions boss explains ‘challenging times’…

David Holdsworth tells radio staff that ‘challenging’ times lie ahead as union attacks plan to cut much of local output
David Holdsworth

David Holdsworth: said the BBC was undertaking a ‘fundamental reassessment’. Photograph: BBC
John Plunkett, Fri 11 Mar 2011 12.45 GMT

The executive in charge of the BBC’s English regional output has warned staff they need to be “realistic” about how the corporation will cope with swingeing budget cuts after plans were revealed to cut much of its local radio output.
I’m sure David will do all he can to maintain his services, but speculation like this can start a process that’s hard to stop. There are plenty of vultures in the big budget departments at the BBC who be only too happy to discard Local Radio to preserve their empire. It’ll be a tough fight, but winnable. 


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