Thursday, 15 July 2010

BBC 6 Music is saved!

Once again, a victory for the people! Well, maybe not completely as the Asian network seems doomed...
After the announcement that BBC 6 Music was to be axed, many disgruntled listeners fought a hard campaign to save it. Cue in websites such as the 6 preservation society, blogs, Facebook pages like this one, Twitter, interviews with some of the radio station presenters on the news and support from major artists.



Read The Guardian article (guardian.co.uk) about "6 Music saved from closure" from 5 July.

BBC Trust says that 'the case has not been made' for digital station's closure – but no reprieve for Asian Network

Blog: is this a triumph for social media?
In pictures: who's who at 6 Music
In pictures: 6 Music protests

Adam Buxton, 6 Music presenter, also made a spoof video as part of the campaign, parodying David Bowie's song Changes, Changes (for 6 Music).



And here is the Channel 4 News announcing that the digital only radio station was saved after all. Do listen to the whole report; some key ideas to grasp.

A perfect case study for A2 Critical Perspectives!

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