Not all commercial services have to be profitable: look at
, and note that
discussed elsewhere is planned to be commercial-free and presumably loss-making).
Being cynical I can't help noting that Times Radio is owned by Murdoch, as is the Times newspaper. With that in mind I wonder why a newspaper might possibly suggest the BBC's radio channels could be sold off as part of the licence fee being axed, and who might want to the buy these stations...
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer