Radio 3 is probably not being squeezed by 'The Third', however, Sydney. The Friends of Radio 3 commented thus:
"Apparently, most of the population who pass confident opinions on Radio 3 never listen and, in any case, only expect BBC radio (like the rest of radio) to offer light/ popular entertainment. Why should the BBC not fund one service for people - minority or not - who want a station with more depth? And why can Radio 3 not understand that trying to get more listeners by fitting the content into a populist style won't attract people who aren't interested in the content and alienates the listeners who can't stand the style? The BBC needs to look again at its remit - especially the bits about educating and informing."
I think it is a good idea here to think back to the times when wireless broadcasting was first established as a new medium. Its purpose then was to enable people to hear concerts and recitals and talks which without it they could not have. Were "Wireless Three" to restrict itself to that function to-day it would still be providing a useful and worthwhile service. There are enough live performances going on around the world to fill up the seven days of the week with ease. The mere spinning of records on the other hand is a secondary matter, hardly needed any longer, and were such spinning to be dropped that would be no great loss.