Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Radio Times 15% price increase exorbitant

It was a shock to find this morning that the Radio Times has gone up in price from £2 to £2.30. It cannot be much more than a year since it went up from £1.80. This against a background of virtual zero inflation - and surely a drop in distribution costs, given the plunge in road fuel prices. Nor is there a sign of an improvement in content.

It seems to me that the publishers are taking advantage of a monopoly position  There is no other journal which gives details of BBC radio programmes as well as coverage of TV. Moreover, if it were true to its title, it would give more than listings of commercial stations.

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