SO, BBC School Radio has been axed? Or so said Sally Williams's article on children's radio (Media, 23 February). We were more than a touch surprised. This year we are transmitting 260 hours of programmes for schools on Radio 3, backed up by a popular cassette service for hard- pressed teachers. And we don't intend to axe anything.
"Dry and formal" may be Sally Williams's verdict on BBC Education's radio output. It's certainly not the verdict of the teachers and children who listen to it. Audiences are increasing.
Commissioning Editor, BBC Education
Executive Producer, BBC Education