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Would it not be better to wait until the BBC actually announce their proposals? There's not much point in wasting time petitioning to save 6Music if it turns out they're planning to sell it, or absorb its programming into other BBC stations.

I like the station, but I'm quite sure the good elements of it will find homes elsewhere if it does close down.

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Would it not be better to wait until the BBC actually announce their proposals? There's not much point in wasting time petitioning to save 6Music if it turns out they're planning to sell it, or absorb its programming into other BBC stations.

I like the station, but I'm quite sure the good elements of it will find homes elsewhere if it does close down.

Don't think so to be honest. It's a public service company so they should take the opinion of its listeners into account. People are too sit back and wait these days, I like it when people take matters into their own hands. Personally I think the fact it is all in one place is the key to its greatness. I have signed the petition and joined the Facebook thing as well as a pre-emptive strike.

If you just waited for stuff to happen and then react you'd loose everything that you love.

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I believe this petition is important as it spreads awareness of the existence of 6music. I myself would have not known of it were it not for the reports of its possible demise.

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If you just waited for stuff to happen and then react you'd loose everything that you love.

I'd prefer to call it waiting until you have all the facts. The BBC's proposals haven't even been published yet. I'd be quite happy if they redistributed the good parts of 6Music to other BBC stations and shut down that channel if it saves money. But we just don't know what they've got planned, so any campaign of this type is pointless right now.

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I'd prefer to call it waiting until you have all the facts. The BBC's proposals haven't even been published yet. I'd be quite happy if they redistributed the good parts of 6Music to other BBC stations and shut down that channel if it saves money. But we just don't know what they've got planned, so any campaign of this type is pointless right now.

I kinda like the idea that 6Music's better shows could pop up on fm radio. There's a bit of more niche stuff that would suffer sadly, and I doubt a lot of the more interesting stuff would survive a transfer to the Radio 1 abyss.

Sigh, at least George Lamb would probably get the sack I suppose. I just hope Lauren Laverne gets put somewhere nice.

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I'd prefer to call it waiting until you have all the facts. The BBC's proposals haven't even been published yet. I'd be quite happy if they redistributed the good parts of 6Music to other BBC stations and shut down that channel if it saves money. But we just don't know what they've got planned, so any campaign of this type is pointless right now.

A show of support and feeling that the public have towards the station in advance of the decision being made can only be a good thing for its survival.

I know I can go on 6 music and at most of the time be pretty satisfied with the music. You can be sure that you won't get repitition too. Also they put on a lot of up and coming bands in ALL genres. That just won't happen if it gets removed or even split up.

I'd rather they axed BBC 3 tv or something more shit like that. Have you seen some of the tripe on there???? Surely a TV channel is more expensive to run than radio too.

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A show of support and feeling that the public have towards the station in advance of the decision being made can only be a good thing for its survival.

I know I can go on 6 music and at most of the time be pretty satisfied with the music. You can be sure that you won't get repitition too. Also they put on a lot of up and coming bands in ALL genres. That just won't happen if it gets removed or even split up.

I'd rather they axed BBC 3 tv or something more shit like that. Have you seen some of the tripe on there???? Surely a TV channel is more expensive to run than radio too.

BBC 3 would be the first to get canned if I was in charge. BBC4 could be merged with the Parliament channel quite easily. The BBC needs to return to its public service roots by replacing the quantity of channels and outlets on various platforms and concentrating on increasing the quality of those that remain.

Radio 1 and 2 should be encouraged to change their programming to reflect a greater variety of tastes. It's obscene that their daytime playlists consist of music that is readily available on any number of commercial stations. The closure of 6Music could provide an opportunity to transfer the ethos behind it to the BBC's more established stations.

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A show of support and feeling that the public have towards the station in advance of the decision being made can only be a good thing for its survival.

I know I can go on 6 music and at most of the time be pretty satisfied with the music. You can be sure that you won't get repitition too. Also they put on a lot of up and coming bands in ALL genres. That just won't happen if it gets removed or even split up.

I'd rather they axed BBC 3 tv or something more shit like that. Have you seen some of the tripe on there???? Surely a TV channel is more expensive to run than radio too.

BBC 3 would be the first to get canned if I was in charge. BBC4 could be merged with the Parliament channel quite easily. The BBC needs to return to its public service roots by replacing the quantity of channels and outlets on various platforms and concentrating on increasing the quality of those that remain.

Radio 1 and 2 should be encouraged to change their programming to reflect a greater variety of tastes. It's obscene that their daytime playlists consist of music that is readily available on any number of commercial stations. The closure of 6Music could provide an opportunity to transfer the ethos behind it to the BBC's more established stations.

You don't truly believe that Radio 1's playlist would change if 6music shut down do you?

As long as I can remember Radio 1 has always been massively mainstream and that's long before thjngs like 6music were introduced.

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You don't truly believe that Radio 1's playlist would change if 6music shut down do you?

As long as I can remember Radio 1 has always been massively mainstream and that's long before thjngs like 6music were introduced.

I don't think it would, but I think it should if they want to justify taking a portion of the license fee. I see no reason at all for keeping Radio 1 in public ownership in its current state. Radio 1 always managed to put on specialist/minority interest programmes before (have we all forgotten John Peel so quickly?), and to be fair they still do after midnight. They need to return to their original remit, and leave the overtly commercial music to commercial broadcasters.

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The Strategic review is no out there. The points we've been covering here have all been dealt with.

From Point-by-point: how the BBC strategic review will affect services - Times Online

Radio 1 (10.8 million weekly listeners, annual budget 43 million, cost per user per hour 0.6p)

Should maintain and possibly increase commitment to UK and new music, live performances, social action programmes and specialist music.

Radio 2 (13.3 million weekly listeners, annual budget 50.7 million, cost per user per hour 0.5p)

Shift specialist shows and features into higher-profile slots. More documentaries, concerts, comedy and jazz. Daytime shows will become at least 50 per cent speech during the day, and there will be a further focus on older listeners. It must ensure it does not overlap any further with commercial radio audiences.

Radio 6 Music (0.7 million weekly listeners, annual budget 9 million, cost per user per hour 3.4p)

To close by the end of 2011. It has "relatively few unique listeners" and boosting the audience would have an adverse impact on commercial stations, according to the review. The BBC should maintain its overall spending on original digital radio content to help with switch-over. The BBC will look into how 6 Musics "distinctive" programmes can transfer to other stations. Popular music broadcasting will concentrate on Radios 1 and 2.

By the looks of things, it's a result. The BBC saves some money and the output of the pop music stations improves. It's a shame they couldn't find more cuts and savings, it seems the review itself is just tinkering around the edges.The shrieks of despair on the BBC website from soon-to-be redundant celeb DJs and web content administrators are quite amusing, though.

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Well I don't care about 6 Music because I've never listened to it, but they shouldn't fuck about with Radio 2. It's the most popular radio station in the land and people are clearly happy with it.

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How do they justify paying individuals that much money for an hours worth of TV a week (plus maybe some extra bits here and there). Insane.

Presumably on the basis of the viewer ratings these individuals draw. Yet, since that doesn't bring in any advertising revenue, it seems like a dubious measure of value.

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I'm sure it's pretty crap losing your job regardless of how famous you are Dave.

Two years notice and the distinct possibilty of being involved in projects elsewhere at the BBC should cushion the blow somewhat. People like Phill Jupitus, Craig Charles and Lauren Laverne should be used to projects coming to their natural end, leaving the past behind and moving on to other things, just like they did on Buzzcocks, Red Dwarf and Kenickie...er...

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The Strategic review is no out there. The points we've been covering here have all been dealt with.

From Point-by-point: how the BBC strategic review will affect services - Times Online

By the looks of things, it's a result. The BBC saves some money and the output of the pop music stations improves. It's a shame they couldn't find more cuts and savings, it seems the review itself is just tinkering around the edges.The shrieks of despair on the BBC website from soon-to-be redundant celeb DJs and web content administrators are quite amusing, though.

It is a bad result, I think it's actually massive blow. Just a difference of opinion between you and I.

Really can't see that the other stations will improve much, or enough, to be honest. I'd rather have a station that I can happily listen to all day rather than one that caters mainly to the lowest common denominator sprinkled with some quality shows - the quality shows would undoubtedly have be watered down and have less control of what to play too.

Because the 6 DJs have total, or majority control of what they play, often bands/indie labels sending stuff in will get a play if it's good enough and the DJ likes it. This just won't happen with the plan mentioned above.

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Yes, but do you like the idea of it?

Eh, no, the idea of the BBC wasting my license fee paying that cunt Phil Jupitus to present a breakfast show that no fucker listened to makes me want to support the closure plan.

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Could they not raise some extra cash by having a sponsored weekly cage fight with Chris Moyles and a grizzly bear? I'd chip in.

They could also send Graham Norton to some remote South American hellhole to see if he can fend his way back to civilisation using only his powers of innuendo. If he makes it back he can collect his fee, but only if he recreates his journey with a Sony camcorder this time..

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Yes, but do you like the idea of it?

The Daily Mash - BBC ANGERS FANS OF THE IDEA OF 6 MUSIC

The Mash nails it, as always :up:

"Meanwhile Conservative culture spokesman Ed Vaizey admitted he had made a terrible mistake and was switching his support to the closure threatened BBC Asian Network after realising that audience was much more likely to vote Tory than the Glastonbury-loving tosspots who listen to Radio 6."

:laughing:

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