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. […]
Just had this response to my email to BBC Trust re: the closure of 6Music. “Thank you for your email in response to the strategic review of the BBC’s services. BBC Management have made the proposals to the BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust. There is now a public consultation before any decisions are taken by the BBC Trust. It closes on May the 25th. To take part in the public consultation you can visit the BBC Trust’s website at […]
Latest announcement from Director General of BBC Mark Thompson says that 6Music and Asian Network will be axed at end of 2011. Thompson’s review still has to be ratified by BBC Trust. You can email them here firstname.lastname@example.org Me? I’m gutted.
I’ve been listening to 6Music since September 2004 when we first discovered (were able to get) digital radio. We were looking forward to listening to John Peel in glorious digital but he was away on holiday and like millions of other listeners we were devastated when we heard that he’d died in Peru. I listen to 6Music when I’m writing. I listen to it when I wake up and as I go to sleep. I love the music. It’s great […]