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.?

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."

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