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British Conservative Party shadow Broadcasting Minister Ed Vaizey says his party wants the BBC to sell Radio 1 and publish the salaries of top BBC stars. The Conservative Party spokesman on media and arts told The Sunday Times of London the BBC is threatening commercial broadcasters through its influence and inflated publicly funded budget. Through Radio 1 and similar ventures, the BBC has an unfair advantage over its radio rivals in Britain, Vaizey said. There is an unfair disparity, the...
By Donnelly, Alison Commercial radio has clawed back market share from the BBC in the second quarter of 2008, according to the latest Rajar figures. The results show the commercial radio industry has bounced back from poor results in the first quarter of 2008. According to the latest figures, the BBC's overall lead over the commercial sector ropped by 2% to 13.7% in the three months to June. BBC Radio's most significant declines came from bigticket presenters Chris Moyles and Terry Wogan,...
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