Save Bbc 6 Music

It's proposed closure makes no sense. The BBC's remit is 'to inform, educate and entertain audiences with programmes and services of high quality, originality and value'.

BBC 6 music is the BBC's remit in examplar. The breadth of music they cover is astonishing. The station is run by music lovers for music lovers. Hundreds of bands playing in session each year, Stuart Maconie's 'Freak Zone', Jarvis Cocker, Lauren Laverne and my personal favourite Gideon Coe. It must be saved!

Mizz

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46-50, M
1 Response Mar 3, 2010

Hi, ts.<br />
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In theory it could go to the independent or commercial sector, and it is one of the proposals mooted, but I very much doubt that it would retain the ethos and the character. The thing is, it only costs the taxpayer £9m, or around 1.5% of the licence fee, and for this you get 24 hours of excellence, a fantastically eclectic mix of the old and the new, they help to break loads of new acts, and they treat their listeners with intelligence. There's so many more avenues the BBC could go down to cut costs, not least the management. For a start, they could look at BBC3, which is, for the most part, rubbish, a subjective opinion I know, but there is little that is 'distinctive' about it, the wonderous 'Nighty Night' aside. <br />
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Mizz