Fight to keep Rugby League on BBC local Radio.
From the RFL Website: The BBC is holding two public consultations on the local radio services it provides and is asking people to submit their thoughts. If all the proposals in the consultation are enacted, it will have a potentially devastating impact on all sport and – as one of the most community-focussed games in the UK – on Rugby League in particular. Consequences of the Proposals If the proposals suggested by the BBC are put in place, it would result in the following: • The loss of local programmes on weekday afternoons, with programmes being shared with neighbouring stations; • The loss of all local programming between 7pm and 10pm. This means the end of any sports magazine shows, in-depth discussion about sport and the opportunity to have opinions heard, engage with clubs, officials and others involved in the game; • Significant loss of live commentary as there will be a massive reduction in the number of games covered and with the reduction in the number of commentators at games that are broadcast any local flavour disappears; • The loss of all local programming between 1am until the start of the breakfast show. All stations would broadcast Radio 5 Live; • The loss of a wide number of locally-split breakfast programmes; and • Huge costs to any local station that wants to offer live coverage of more than one game matches of any sport as stations will be charged to use the medium wave OUR PETITION WILL RUN FOR FOUR DAYS, WITH CLOSING DATE BEING THE 20TH DECEMBER, WHEN IT WILL BE SENT TO THE RFL. TWEET, EMAIL, FACEBOOK AND SPREAD THE WORD AND GET AS MANY SIGNATURES AS YOU CAN!