The host of The Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 Live Tweeted about the proposition this morning, amid a series of frustrated messages about BBC Local Radio being under threat.
Four years ago Baker’s BBC London radio show was axed and he launched into a tirade against bosses during his afternoon broadcast.
This morning he took to Twitter after another BBC radio presenter, Martin Kelner, was sacked by the BBC on Friday and sharply criticised the corporation’s local radio management.
This morning Baker tweeted:
Since last time BBC Local radio was under threat, nearly all the people held up as reasons to keep it have been got rid of. Odd that eh?— Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 21, 2016
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 21, 2016
I think that's why Sony may have been encouraged to stop their Radio Awards. Too many winners upset management's timid idea of broadcasting.
I think I am going to crowd fund my own radio station. Seriously. Anyone in?— Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 21, 2016
And this afternoon he tweeted:
As soon as the crowd funding target has been calculated I will post its details. Thank you for all the early encouragement.— Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 21, 2016
The BBC is under pressure to find savings of £800 million a year over the next five years, as outlined by the director general, Tony Hall, earlier this month. Last year the BBC admitted it was "inevitable" that services will have to be cut.