The BBC has no plans to save 6 Music by re-branding it as Radio 2 Extra states Tim Davie, head of audio and music at the corporation.
The BBC has no plans to save 6 Music by re-branding it as Radio 2 Extra states Tim Davie, head of audio and music at the corporation. There was speculation earlier in the week that the BBC would save 6 Music by re-branding it as Radio 2 Extra following the public outcry over its closure next year. The BBC plan to save BBC Radio 7 by re-branding that as Radio Four Extra and this prompted some fans to speculate the same would apply to 6 Music. However, Tim Davie, head of audio and music at the corporation, has stated this will not be the case.
“While we have proposed rebranding Radio 7 as Radio 4 Extra, there are no such plans for 6 Music. I said we would look at protecting some 6 Music programming by redeploying it elsewhere and considering how we can also do justice to its legacy in areas like new music development. This commitment also remains…… But simply rebranding 6 Music as Radio 2 Extra is not one of our plans.” – Tim Davie writing on his blog.
Yesterday Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, announced his support for 6 Music and stated he didn’t believe it should be closed down by the BBC. The corporation has received a very large backlash over their plans but as yet have refused to backdown or change their minds. A public consultation over the plans is currently being conducted by the BBC Trust.