Richard Latto’s Stereo Underground survives BBC local radio changes

Specialist music show Stereo Underground is to continue on BBC Radio Solent despite the axing of most other similar shows across BBC local radio.

During his show last Saturday evening, presenter Richard Latto told his listeners that although the changes at the BBC will affect the programme, the good news is that it’s set to continue, albeit on one station instead of networked across eight.

After 2nd September, Stereo Underground will move to Wednesday evenings, 8pm – 10pm, as a local opt-out from the networked evening show.

The programme will also be available on BBC Sounds for those who will no longer be able to hear it on their BBC local radio station.

Richard said he’s happy it has been acknowledged by BBC bosses that the programme is popular and they would like it to continue.

He told listeners: “I’m very proud and very pleased that it’s been acknowledged by the people here at the BBC, the upper echelons, the people in the marble office, that it is a very popular programme on BBC Sounds they’d like it to continue so thank you so much to the support I’ve had from the bosses locally and nationally, Ian, Mark and Chris.”

RadioToday understands the programme is one of the most downloaded from the local radio network on BBC Sounds.

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