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JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Without getting into the realms of fantasy scheduling, I'd be even bolder and put Newsnight after the Ten on BBC One and make BBC Two the clear alternative.
globaltraffic24461 posts since 23 Jun 2013
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Does BBC 3 have any school radio programmes on it anymore? I do agree BBC radio 3 just seems like a bust. I would also move Newsnight to BBC News channel, and free up the space on BBC 2 for BBC4 programmes. Im sure Totp repeats would do better than more Road trip.

No schools programming at all airs on BBC Radio 3. It is now pure classical music, classical concerts and focusing on classical music content.


Reminds me of a story I read about the controller of ERT in Greece in the 1980s. He launched the country's first ever classical music station to complete nationwide bewilderment. Classical music doesn't have much cultural importance or popularity in Greece. When asked why he was launching it by staff he told them he was a fan of classical music, so they were doing it. Shocked
Robert Williams724 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
Does BBC 3 have any school radio programmes on it anymore? I do agree BBC radio 3 just seems like a bust. I would also move Newsnight to BBC News channel, and free up the space on BBC 2 for BBC4 programmes. Im sure Totp repeats would do better than more Road trip.


BBC Schools Radio moved off Radio 3 in 2003 to Radio 4 digital. However even this seems to have ceased now - there have been no programmes listed on the schedule pages https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl91 for several months now.

Does BBC 3 have any school radio programmes on it anymore? I do agree BBC radio 3 just seems like a bust. I would also move Newsnight to BBC News channel, and free up the space on BBC 2 for BBC4 programmes. Im sure Totp repeats would do better than more Road trip.

No schools programming at all airs on BBC Radio 3. It is now pure classical music, classical concerts and focusing on classical music content.


I wouldn't say it focuses purely on classical music, though that is its main focus - but it also airs programmes covering the likes of jazz, world and experimental music.
thegeek5,070 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I wouldn't say it focuses purely on classical music, though that is its main focus - but it also airs programmes covering the likes of jazz, world and experimental music.

And that end of the spectrum even has a little bit of a crossover with 6 Music. In fact, there's a presenter who occasionally appears on both (most recently on Saturday morning, as their respective breakfast shows were in adjacent studios in Salford)
Steve in Pudsey10,376 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Does BBC 3 have any school radio programmes on it anymore? I do agree BBC radio 3 just seems like a bust. I would also move Newsnight to BBC News channel, and free up the space on BBC 2 for BBC4 programmes. Im sure Totp repeats would do better than more Road trip.


BBC Schools Radio moved off Radio 3 in 2003 to Radio 4 digital. However even this seems to have ceased now - there have been no programmes listed on the schedule pages https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl91 for several months now.


I can't see there being any big demand for Schools Radio any more, it had a useful role in the days when watching TV programmes in school meant going to a specfic room, as a form of schools broadcasting that required fewer expensive resources at either end. But now - with the possbile exception of languages broadcasting and certain music programmes where listening exercises are key - I can't see anything that radio would do better than TV, and every classroom in the country has the ability to show online video these days.
Write that down in your copybook now.
Neil Jones5,576 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Channel 4's school programmes were still on the air as late as 2007, albeit IIRC buried in some unGodly hour overnight, and the BBC were doing the Bitesize series and a handful of other things as part of The Learning Zone. But all that sadly vanished and Bitesize was relaunched as an online resource after the Learning Zone (and its 1997 Corporate look intact) sadly finished. Channel 4 washed their hands of the entire genre by flogging their operation to a company which now seems to be part of the Discovery Channel.
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