Letter: Cultural riches of Radio 3 no substitute for helping the poor

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Sir: Well said, Marianne Macdonald. Her warning about what may happen to Radio 3 if its producers try to survive without public funding cannot be too often repeated. When I lived in Boston I sometimes tuned in to a local classical music station and heard the announcers pleading with listeners for donations to pay for the next record: a classical jukebox of the airwaves. As often as not we listened to nothing.