Written evidence from Marc Glinert |
As a dedicated listener to BBC World Service radio
living in France I would urge the corporation to rethink its misguided
decision to cease medium wave transmission for the WS.
Nothing can compete with the simplicity, practicality
and low cost of radio reception from a radio signal, whether
FM, LW or MW.
As for the argument given in the BBC's press release
"Closure of the 648 kHz service continues the process of
withdrawing from direct broadcasts to Europe in response to a
declining number of direct listeners."
... perhaps the BBC could explain how ceasing transmission
is likely to revive the number of listeners!
14 February 2011