Tuesday 6 July 2010

6 Music Saved!

I was pleased to hear yesterday that the BBC Trust has announced that it has rejected proposals by the BBC to close down the digital radio station 6 music.

I wrote about my feelings on the planned closure earlier in the year in a blog entitled BBC wrong to axe 6 music!

It's ironic really, in that by announcing plans to close the station the BBC actually raised the profile of the station to levels that it previously could only have dreamed of. I read that the station's audience share actually rose by 50% following the proposals.

BBC Trust said the station was a "highly distinctive" service. I agree.

It's also another victory for the power of social media with people using sites like Twitter and Facebook to galvanise support and highlight the quality of the shows and presenters on the station.

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