Damian Thompson Damian Thompson

The mutilation of Radio 3

The station’s controller, Sam Jackson, has butchered the schedules by cynically moving the highbrow output to the cheap seats

Radio 3 presenter Tom Service is a terrific writer so why is he being forced to talk drivel on Saturday mornings? Photo: Amy T. Zielinski / Redferns

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