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I'm interested in this debate purely for its potential effects in in car radio -both our existing cars have "built in AM/FM radio/CD players" , not swappable by the amateur -assuming that not everybody is going to be in position to buy new cars for the changeover!! (and still very few new cars are offered with DAB as standard anyway) - how are we going to be able to receive programmes??

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I'm extremely surprised that 40.1% of new cars have DAB radios - I looked at some new Mazdas last week and none seemed to have it fitted as "standard"

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2018 will suit me as I can't see me being able to afford /justify a new car much before then!!!

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An update on the situation with DAB and new cars -I was in a showroom the other day having a "browse" (my existing car is coming up to 4 years old and they sent me some interesting offers!!) -I asked the salesman about DAB radio in an upmarket model of a popular car - he looked blank and went off to talk to his colleagues -came back to tell me that it wasn't standard -but could be fitted to the new model at a premium of over £400 !!!! How many people are going to do that ??

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Income-based broadcast support tax
Sunday 24 May 2015 9:08AM

Sounds too much like Maggie's hated poll tax -and look what happened to that !
Take a household with two working adults and 2 offspring living at home -earning enuf to exceed the £15150 each, but hardly a wealthy household -you expect them to pay in excess of £400 for a TV Licence ie the Beeb ???
Ain't going to happen!!

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How would you cut
Sunday 30 August 2015 8:28AM

Take all the "foreign language" bits away ( eg S4C costs are outrageous for its tiny audience) plus all the minority TV and radio channels plus local radio/TV -concentrate on the main 2 TV channels plus one for children, 4 radio channels with "regional" cover provided by English language radio eg Radio Wales, Radio Scotland.
Continue with the full online presence. According to the above figures that gives ~ £33.7 M more than required.

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How would you cut
Sunday 30 August 2015 10:52AM

Actually chopped the World Service on 1st run thru' -but saved far too much LOL

My point about Welsh is that there are supposed to be 500,000+ Welsh speakers -but in my personal experience,this figure includes people who know the odd phrase or too - I worked for a large Company in Cardiff with in excess of 200 employees mostly local to SE Wales and when we had a problem with the Welsh Language Society we couldn't find anyone on site who spoke the lingo !!!

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How would you cut
Sunday 8 November 2015 9:32AM

Personally I don't see how they can guarantee a CPI increase on the license fee when the whole future of the BBC is currently under active debate.

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How would you cut
Sunday 19 February 2017 9:30AM

Incorrect Mike P - You do NOT need a TV licence to watch catch up services OTHER THAN BBC I player!!

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How would you cut
Sunday 26 February 2017 8:47AM

Mike P - you may have worked in broadcasting for 50 years ...... but my assertion is CORRECT as supported by the last two posts - you need to check before opening .....

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