Noel Edmonds: Close ‘irrelevant’ BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3 is too elitist and irrelevant and should be closed, former BBC Radio 1 presenter Noel Edmonds has said.
Speaking to Alex Belfield, Noel says Classic FM do a good job (instead), along with one of his own new Positively Happy radio stations. Noel said last year he wants to buy the BBC, and cut it down. He says BBC local radio isn’t worth £112m a year, and the Gaelic services are also insane.
Two very good music radio stations are enough, but Radio 3? “Forget it” he said. During the chat he also said there is a very strong argument that broadcasting is on the way out, and that all of the commercial stations in the uk are struggling “they are finding it very difficult to get ad revenue,” he said.
Noel also sung praises for BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans, saying he was a big fan of his and he hopes it works out for him, taking on all the jobs.