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- Posted on Mar 2nd 2010 8:24PM by Benjy Eisen
But what about the music? The BBC Radio 6 Music station is one of the last traditional outlets for upstart bands to reach a broader U.K. audience. The station takes chances on newcomers, playing their music alongside the all-time greats. According to an article from Reuters, about 700,000 listeners dial into 6 Music each week and everyone from the promoters of Glastonbury to indie artists La Roux have voiced their support for the station in the wake of this news.
And then there's David Bowie. In a statement issued through his website, the Thin White Duke says, "6 Music keeps the spirit of broadcasters like John Peel alive and for new artists to lose this station would be a great shame." True, that. His statement carries weight as it has now been picked up by numerous newspapers and outlets as part of the 6 Music story.
Well, if you're someone important at the BBC, at least we know why "David Bowie is very disappointed in you." Guess this means that the rest of us are off the hook. For now.