BBC 6 Music saved from closure

RADIO station BBC 6 Music is being saved from closure - with the BBC Trust stating that “a convincing case” has not been made for the station to be shut down.

The BBC proposed the station’s demise under a strategy rethink, sparking protests from politicians and stars from the worlds of music and broadcasting.

But the Trust said the Asian Network - the other station the BBC intended to turn off - was “performing poorly’’ and that there was a “case for closure’’.

Publicity generated by the campaign to save 6 Music helped boost the small station’s audience to more than one million listeners a week.

- What do you think? Are you pleased that 6 Music will be saved? Should the Asian Network also be given a reprieve? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


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