More rumours today about the reluctance and/or opposition of BBC staff to the MediaCityUK move. This time it’s the telegraph reporting that high profile Radio 5 Live presenters Nicky Campbell, Peter Allen and Simon Mayo are all considering their positions.
The article also says that the timing of the relocation – which is due to be completed shortly before the start of the London 2012 Olympics – is proving a further source of frustration, because many 5 Live and Sports staff will be sent back down to the capital for Olympics coverage.
Despite the grumblings, a senior BBC official refused to back down: “There will be no retreat. By 2012 the move will be complete to Salford. And Radio 5 Live is going to Salford. Period.”