Main Protagonist writes…
UPDATE IN ADVANCE OF THE FINAL CHANCE TO MAKE OUR TIME
FINAL PROTEST: SATURDAY 22/05/2010
If it disappears, what the Devil are its listeners supposed to listen to?
There are a whole host of ways we can support 6Music:
- Fill in the BBC Consultation Questionnaire (it’s your BBC, dearest licence payers! Make sure you get your say)
- Email the BBC Trust (you can use this handy template)
- Sign the petitions at 38 Degrees and Petition.fm
- Write your own piece on your own blog like this one to spread the word
- KEEP spreading the word: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc., etc.
The suggestion to axe 6Music on grounds of competitive conflict of interest is ensconced in hypocrisy upon consideration of the mere existence of BBC Three, a TV channel which has a schedule which reads somewhat like Charlie Brooker’s satirical writings in TV Go Home from yonks ago.
6Music is a burgeoning national treasure, coming from a public service broadcaster famed throughout the world – championed by its adherents, hated by its competitors – for its relative freedom to act independently in highly competitive markets.
The chief operating officer of Absolute Radio, Clive Dickens, reckons his company could buy 6Music and run it commercially. Could this be a bluff to get the press coverage? Is it a reasonable idea? Surely it is simply best to not fix wot ain’t broke.
To great effect, this month’s Viz brilliantly captures the disappointment – no, scratch that, we mean annoyance! – that 6Music listeners share over this proposal.