Save local radio shows - Stop deregulation

Save local radio shows - Stop deregulation

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Local Radio Group started this petition to Ofcom and

Have you recently discovered that your favourite local breakfast show is being replaced by national output? Or, are you one of the hundreds of skilled workers in radio that is being made redundant due to the severe and extreme deregulation of the industry?

Deregulation of radio has gone way too far. Commercial radio in the UK is currently thriving. Both in terms of listenership and advertising revenue. So why make people needlessly redundant and at the same time deprive listeners of shows they have listened to for years and, in some cases, even decades! 

These stations broadcast on local FM and DAB licences, awarded to them as local radio stations, but they are now going broadcast almost 24/7 from London as a national station. How can that be right? The licences that ALL of these stations hold, now need to be reviewed as a matter of urgency. 

OFCOM are supposed to regulate the industry, but of late, they simply haven't done that. They have just allowed big corporations to get their way and do as they wish with the UK radio landscape - all the while, destroying an industry that had taken years to build.

OFCOM and the relevant government departments need to be held account for this as a matter of urgency. Serious questions need to be answered and the remaining local radio stations need protecting from this moment on. 

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