With so much money from us license payers and advertising fee etc, would it not be possible to make Radio one a talk-based station.
Something along the lines of BBC radio four/Five live. Take away Mooney, Fanning, Tubridy and lump them all into 2fm (something along the lines of BBC radio 2 - MOR music and chat) and then set up a new station for pop/indie (BBC radio one).
This would increase advertising money (i would say) and money could be trimmed through salary cuts. It's easy to harp on about Gerry Ryan's, Tubridy's, Mooney's pay packets - but **** - why so much. Where are they all gonna go if there was a pay freeze on their wages - Today FM, Britain? Doubt it!