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- Posted on Apr 12th 2010 6:00AM by Julian Marszalek
The news was met with a furious response from music fans who set up a Facebook campaign to save the much-loved station. The BBC Trust -- the corporation watchdog that will oversea public consultation over the planned closure -- has received over 8,000 complaints from angry listeners as well as high-profile musicians including David Bowie and Lily Allen.
An insider was quoted by the Times as saying, "It's a typical BBC fudge, compromise and, I suppose, solution."
It is understood that Radio 2 Extra proposes to limit broadcasts to 12 hours a day during the week with much of the current 6 Music playlist intact, but a BBC spokesperson moved to say that no decision had yet been reached over the station's future.
Hope still remain that 6 Music could continue in its current form. Sir Michael Lyons -- the BBC Trust's chairman -- has said he could order the BBC Director General Mark Thompson to keep the station open if there is enough of a public outcry over the proposed plans to close it down.
Ironically, 6 Music was last week nominated in seven categories in the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards.