Setting out to assess the stations’ performances, the review also aims to find out whether licence payers are getting the most out of each radio service.
The review will not examine issues such as presenters’ wages or the Jonathan Ross/Russell Brand ‘Sachsgate’ affair. A separate review into ‘Sachsgate’, which saw the presenters leave lewd phone messages on actor Andrew Sachs‘ answerphone during a Radio 2 broadcast, took place in 2008.
The BBC Trust is the governing body of the BBC. It aims to carry out an in-depth review of each of the BBC‘s services at least once every five years.