Welcome to Friends of Radio 3's websiteFoR3 is a listeners group independent of Radio 3 and the BBC. We are the largest, longest-surviving such group focusing on the output of Radio 3 - the country’s most significant cultural broadcaster. We engage with the BBC to raise listener concerns.
We believe the station has a duty to build an audience of listeners who, irrespective of their knowledge level, are enquiring and critical.
Programmes should aim not merely to ‘broaden horizons’ superficially but also to deepen knowledge of the arts, especially classical music, challenging audiences, not coddling them; intriguing not indulging; enlightening as well as entertaining. It should explore the contemporary in classical music, jazz, world music and the wider arts as well as presenting the broad range of historical work.
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