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BBC London Drops Five Great Music Shows - But 'Londumb' Campaign In Motion
By Jon Newton, p2pnet.net
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2002-12-08
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"BBC has DUMBED DOWN its London radio station - LDN - in a bid to increase audience share.

Londoners are calling for BBC LDN - as a public service broadcaster - to return to being an intelligent, witty and informed station, focusing on the capital's rich cultural and musical life.

LONDUMB claims the Beeb is dumbing down programming: BBC London 94.9 recently cut five specialist music programmes and now Londumb at www.londumb.co.uk has launched a campaign to, "reverse the dumbing down of this classic station is already in full swing".

The axed shows, "listened to by fans the world via the internet," include the Ross Allen, Coldcut, Dr. Bob Jones, Kevin Le Gendre and Imran Khan programmes and the Beeb's management say the others are safe.for the time being.

The shows were , and were vital to the process of breaking and developing new artists.

"In a move out of tune with the BBC's own remit to support local music and arts, the shows have been replaced by inane chat, which - sorry BBC London - any number of commercial and national stations do better," says Londumb.

"The BBC has already received hundreds of complaints about the axing, which add to a growing wave of public frustration about the station's demise."

It adds that a "superb night of music (think Coldcut, Ross Allen, Dr. Bob Jones and more)" is being readied for the New Year.

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