Tuesday, March 22

A number of Early Day Motions (EDMs) specific to local radio across the UK, will be tabled as and when MPs agree to table them, most if not all BBC local radio stations have NUJ members. Contact your MP and ask them to sign the EDMs.

Popular protest has forced the BBC Trust to reconsider plans to scrub the BBC Asian Network.

Early day motion 1634: BBC Radio Cumbria
That this House celebrates the work of Radio Cumbria in serving the communities of Cumbria; values its unique role in providing news and information county-wide; acknowledges in particular its service during crises such as the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak, the 2007 Grayrigg tragedy and the 2009 Cumbrian floods; is deeply concerned that the BBC is considering reducing Radio Cumbria's output to merely breakfast and drive-time shows; believes that such a move would undermine the station as a whole and be a huge disservice to Cumbria's communities and to the millions of visitors to the county who rely upon Radio Cumbria to provide them with up-to-date information, for example with regard to weather conditions in the mountains; and calls on the BBC to maintain the current level of output from Radio Cumbria.
Primary sponsor: Tim Farron, Date tabled: 21/03/2011

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