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Nerve Centre supports Save BBC Radio Foyle Campaign

Nerve Centre supports Save BBC Radio Foyle Campaign


Derry is a city of culture and creativity, and BBC Radio Foyle has been at the heart of that for nearly 45 years.

BBC Radio Foyle has been instrumental in showcasing the work of Nerve Centre and local creative talent for the last 30 years.

It’s been an essential part of reaching our audiences locally and a barometer for understanding the issues within our city and region.

As we continue to grow the creative sector in the City, building the jobs and skills that our future prosperity will be built upon, any threat to Foyle is a threat to the whole region.

We need BBC Radio Foyle not just to be maintained, but be grown and developed as part of the BBC’s commitment to regional diversity and decentralisation.

Radio Foyle and the City has shown time and time again that we have the talent, the hunger, and the determination to create award-winning content and this needs to be recognised and retained here — not shut out and turned away.

Cutting award-winning and diverse voices from the BBC is a backward step that must be opposed.

Nerve Centre is opposed to the proposed cuts at BBC Radio Foyle and we call for a greater investment in this vital local service, a lifeline for many and a voice for our City.