Friday, 12 March 2010

Save BBC 6Music or I'll kick you in the clems

Apparently those bloody sods at the Beeb are trying to get rid of the only decent station they have, 6 Music. While Radio 1 has the odd gem (the Essential mixes, Annie Nightingale and Mary Anne Hobbs, etc.) but it doesn't have the consistency and the eclecticism that 6Music has.

BBC 6 Music was proposed in October 2000 as a "digital-only" radio station and named "Network Y". ("Network X" became BBC 1Xtra and "Network Z" BBC 7).
The first show was presented by Phill Jupitus. At the start-up, presenters included Liz Kershaw, Andrew Collins, Stuart Maconie, Suggs of Madness, Bruce Dickinson, Sean Hughes, and good old whistlin' Bob Harris.

The controllers have been playing around with the schedules since around 2006 and it never really settled down. But hopefully they can push through it and sort the station out rather than simply closing it down.

On an interesting note, the campaign seems to be run by Jon and Tracy Morter - who ran the "Rage Against The Machine for No. 1" campaign at Christmas.

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When you listen do it on iplayer so the powers at be know you are listening! Remember to listen again to shows you may have missed. BBC6 was not designed to be linear.


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