BBC receives 8000 complaints about 6 Music Plans


BBC 6 MusicThe BBC has revealed that is has received nearly 8000 complaints from members of the public over the corporations plans to close digital radio station 6 Music.


Nearly 8000 people have complained over the possible closure of digital radio station BBC 6 Music, the corporation has revealed. The station has BBC 6 Musicbeen marked for closure along with BBC Asian Network as part of the BBC’s plans to cut back on services and redirect money to elsewhere in the corporation; such as BBC Two, CBBC and more investment in drama and comedy. Although the closure of 6 Music is only part of the proposals put forward by the BBC to save money it is by far the most controversial prompting a furious backlash from the public and those within the music industry. Amongst those high profile figures to oppose the closure are Richard Bacon, Jarvis Cocker and Adam Buxton while a campaign on Facebook and Twitter have also been launched. A campaign to save the BBC Asian Network is also underway with over 100 high profile British Asians signing a letter of support for the station.

 The proposals for the closures and cut backs have now been put forward to the BBC Trust who have begun a public consultation on them. The trust has already stated that if there is wide spread opposition to the proposals from the public then certain elements will be changed.