This morning BBC Trust’s chairman Sir Michael Lyons said that:
“public concern” might mean the corporation will have to “rethink” plans to axe two radio stations.
The BBC say they want to make ‘room’ for commercial alternatives to 6Music. But commercial radio doesn’t have the BBC’s live music archive – a unique resource of sessions and interviews – an essential cultural and educational resource that enables great presenters to provide the eclectic mix of tracks and programmes heard on 6Music. Where else could I hear Nat King Cole played alongside The Pixies? This is just one of the reasons I love 6Music and want it to stay.
If you feel strongly about saving 6Music and want your opinion to count, email firstname.lastname@example.org now to make sure it is considered in the BBC Trust’s public consultation process which ends on 25 May.