Auntie goes digital

24th October 2003 at 01:00
I was surprised to read that teachers have been "angered" by the BBC's decision to switch school radio transmissions from analogue to digital ("Heads dash for ecredits", TES, October 10).

The response we have had from teachers to the new arrangements - which include free on-demand access to new programmes via the Internet - has been wholly positive. And that's what we expected, because research conducted early this year showed few teachers made use of the old analogue broadcasts on Radio 3, none in our survey relied on them exclusively and most favoured buying taped sets of programmes from the BBC at cost.

We sent leaflets to all schools explaining the changes in the summer, but if any teachers are having difficulty receiving BBC schools radio, they should call 08700 100222 for advice.

Frank Flynn Controller Children's Education BBC Factual amp; Learning

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