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Radio and television broadcasting in Britain was severely disrupted for the second day in a row Wednesday as British Broadcasting Corp. journalists continued a 48-hour strike. Most live broadcasts were canceled as senior journalists, talk-show hosts and disc jockeys joined picket lines to demand 16% wage increases. The state-funded corporation has refused to boost an offer of 7% although annual inflation has reached 7.9% and is expected to rise further. BBC staff complain they earn considerably less than commercial television employees doing comparable jobs. There was also a 24-hour strike last month.

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