According to The Times and a hell of a lot of rumours for quite a while. I just wanted to state on record that 6 Music is a fucking brilliant radio station, showcasing fantastic new music and old music. It must be relatively cheap since so much of what they play is BBC archive. It bridges that gap between Radio 1 and Radio 2 - welcoming older listeners and basically not playing pap. The presenters (for the most part) love what they do and are hugely knowledgeable. It is, to a huge extent, what GLR was when it still existed in that form. Don't marginalise music with a bit of brains behind it (please note, I don't mean white guitar music. Radio 6 plays all sorts of music that is realistically far more interesting than the stuff on the pop stations).
Please BBC decision making folk: I don't listen to Radio 2, Radio 1, Radio 1 extra or my local station. I don't want to hear pop music. I want my Radio 3, my Radio 4 and I love my Radio 6.
Don't close it!
Er - hello, search engine visitors. This daft wee piece seems to be top ranking or very close to the top on a large number of search engines (er, why?). So in the spirit of being nice, I'll place a bunch of update links here to give you a history as this thing plays out. Murdoch sponsored links above - BBC (ironically) mostly sponsored links below.
Feel free to leave comments if you want to. It's what it's here for.
I would link to the petition but
a) there seem to be about 20 of them, and
b) Don't put your name on one of various petitions, people. Put a statement together for the consultation document. Go on, you know you want to.