Letter: Classic solution to Radio 3's problem

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Sir: It is typical of the BBC that, once others have identified a niche market in broadcasting, it tries to fill it. This occurred with local radio and is now being repeated with Radio 3. Classic FM has identified a need for more popular classical music broadcasting and immediately the BBC responds by trying to fill the niche, and leaving a vacuum behind.

Were Radio 3 to retain its hitherto superior style and content, then I am sure it would attract listeners from Classic FM once they became bored of wall-to-wall Mozart and Bach with a leavening of Haydn. Classic FM and Radio 3 should complement each other rather than compete.

Yours faithfully,


Swaffham Bulbeck,