The BBC Trust has rejected the BBC's plans to close the digital radio station 6 Music.In his initial response to the BBC strategy review, BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons said that the case for the closure of 6 Music had not been made.He said the Trust - which represents the interests of licence fee payers - would consider closing 6 Music only as part of a wider strategy on the future of digital radio.But the Trust accepted plans to close the Asian Network, cut 25% of the online budget and close teen service Blast!On the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, BBC director general Mark Thompson said: "We've got big questions about the future of digital radio and one of the things I expect the Trust will say is let's look at the whole future of digital radio."Let's talk to commercial radio and make sure we've got a portfolio of radio stations."
Monday, 5 July 2010
Saved BBC 6 Music
The BBC Trust has spoken. Heart goes out to everyone at the Asian Network and all those poor teenagers.?