Danny Baker plans to launch crowdfunded radio station

Danny Baker, the veteran broadcaster, has stated his ambition to launch a new radio station supported by crowdfunding.

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:

— Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 21, 2016

And this afternoon he tweeted:

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.