Ending UK Radio Monopoly – 1970 – The Crucial Year

… be paid for out of the radio listeners’ license fee. This was clearly unfair and wasteful because listeners in areas without any local station still had to pay. Also, for much of the time, these BBC local stations simply duplicated existing programmes which listeners could already hear by tuning to Radios 2 or 4! An obvious waste of taxpayers’ money as well as a waste of frequencies. On the other hand the Conservative Party had in March 1969 promised to introduce independent …