Nooooooooo! No adverts please or my last refuge from re-hashed pop songs and badly spelled sound bites will have disappeared. I am happy to pay for commerce free listening.
I'd rather pay a licence fee to avoid adverts, especially on the radio - I frequently retune my radio back to BBC stations to avoid that We Buy Any Car ad!
You don't need a license to listen to radio.
The number of languages that the World Service covered was drastically reduced some years ago because they could not be paid for by the existing licence fee.
This new move by HMG will be the next leg of the table to be sawn off. The BBC will collapse, along with its perceived lefty leanings, and it will be replaced by what Nadine Dorries has already referred to, A State Run Channel which does its masters’ bidding.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.