BBC Radio 3's demise is on the cards Dec 28, 2016 7:59:13 GMT -5
Post by ahinton on Dec 28, 2016 7:59:13 GMT -5
Yes, exactly. When British TV viewers pay for their TV Licence, is it fair or reasonable that the money they pay should be used to subsidise orchestras and choirs? Who don't appear on television. And yet viewers who fail to pay this "licence" can actually be sent to jail. Not even Mr Putin has anything so dastardly in his armoury.
the value that the may be thought to offer is any greater or less than that offered by other major UK orchestras / ensembles, which is not one that I would care, or feel qualified, to try to answer, especially given that the licence fee funds the BBC's but not those others.
I suppose that the answer to that should come from those who pay their licence fees, but I don't see why not, provided that wasting of funds is avoided as far as possible and, after all, BBC is not the only national broadcaster that does this.
it will need to up its presentational game considerably
But what else would white, male, ex-Public-schoolboys with no noticeable skills do?
I neither know nor care, really, but it is not enshrined in law that BBC in general or R3 in particular should be run by such people.
I have no idea when or why it's done this and it sounds to me like a case of shooting itself in the foot - almost as though an anti-self-marketing exercise...