The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
BBC Radio 4 might be able to get away in the future with not broadcasting religious services – along with science and arts programming, according to The Daily Telegraph.
In fact the corporation is unlikely to drop religion completely, but under the new rules it could drastically cut the amount it does on radio.
The regulator Ofcom plans to cut the number of radio programming hours needed for the BBC to meet its public service duties from more than 200 to just 20.
The television watchdog, the Voice of the Listerner and Viewer (VLV), warned the proposals as could undermine tbe ‘distinctiveness’ of Radio 4 along with its ability to deliver its mission to engage and entertain.
Government sources told the Telegraph they feared the more relaxed rules rules could lead to ‘dumbing down’.
VLV has also welcomed the slight rise in quotes for religion, music and arts on BBC One and BBC Two,post was originally published on this site