Children's Hour to go from Radio 4 Extra

BBC Radio 4 Extra is to end the Children’s Hour segment on a weekday afternoon because the average age is 60.

The show has been on-air since 2011 but only around 5900 10-14 year olds tune in. The BBC Trust has agreed the move, issuing a revised service licence for the station which will see archive programming in the 4pm slot instead.

Radio 4 and 4 Extra controller Gwyneth Williams said: “This decision, together with our earlier announcement not to bring back Ambridge Extra for the time being, is in keeping with the primary purpose of Radio 4 Extra as a station bringing the best of the audio archive to our listeners.”

The show will end next Spring, according to Ariel.

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:28 pm by RadioToday

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