New sound for BBC

LONDON — The British Broadcasting Corp. will cut down on the polished southern English accents that dominate its air waves in favor of greater regional diversity, a top official was quoted on Thursday as saying.

Liz Forgan, managing director of national radio, told the Guardian newspaper work had already begun on making national radio sound less cliquey and alienating. More announcers with strong regional accents have been enlisted.

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