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Rob W

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BBC Radio 6
« on: March 02, 2010, 02:46:05 PM »
I think has got the axe.

Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone....probably the only radio music programme worth listening to. What will we do?

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Re: BBC Radio 6
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 03:42:53 AM »
I think has got the axe.

Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone....probably the only radio music programme worth listening to. What will we do?

I would imagine freak Zone will go to Radio 2 - a lot of the BBC Radio 6 jocks are contracted to the BBC and Maconie already does a show on R2.

No need to panic too much, it'll take 2 years to close down anyway. I'm just surprised BBC Radio 7 survived albeit as Radio 4 extra and some of the local Radio Stations could have been rationalised. The problem is that the BBC structure is still stuck in the 20th Century and it should have been as radical as 1967 - they could have satisfied everybody that way.

Maconie is the only person I am aware of who has played Man on national radio in the past decade (there are probably otherrs) when he played C'Mon on his old Saturday night show. Mind you it was a request for an inmate at one of Her Majesty's Penal Institutions!!

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Re: BBC Radio 6
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 03:34:22 PM »
Today's Music Week, a sort of electronic gossip jobbie, states this:

10:07 | Wednesday March 3, 2010
BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons has suggested that the Corporation could change its plans to close 6 Music and the Asian Network as well as several websites in view of public opinion.

Lyons said in an interview with The Guardian that if there was a big enough public response to the moves, he would ask management to rethink.

"If we find that... there's massive public concern that we need to take account of then we will go back to the director general to rethink the strategy before it's approved," he said.

The interview followed the news yesterday that the BBC is set to shut 6 Music and the Asian Network as part of wide-ranging cutbacks.


It was a decision that has prompted fury among the music industry, with AIM chairman and chief executive Alison Wenham saying that she is certain the BBC can be made to reverse the decision.

The public have reacted strongly too: the Save 6 Music group on Facebook has more than 100,000 members, while #savebbc6music is still the top trending topic on Twitter.

Artists including Mark Ronson and La Roux have also expressed their opposition to plans to close 6 Music.
 
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Re: BBC Radio 6
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 04:26:35 PM »