The BBC’s archive of world music programs is being put up online, so listeners can go back to old programs and hear the music which was in some cases especially recorded for the shows.
It’s going to be quite a resource, and well worth visiting the BBC World Music site to delve around, you can select shows by country, and listen back to recordings from as far back as 1995.
I’ve written before about my great love for and enjoyment of BBC 6music, the radio station which is a cultural haven for discerning music lovers, and those who like to be challenged in their musical consumption.
As we heard the other day, the BBC thinks it would be better to axe it, and apparently the plan is to move the best of 6music over to Radio 2, which I think would be a disaster. The two stations are not comparable, and do not serve the same audience.
If you agree with me, perhaps you are one of the many new listeners to 6music who have just arrived having heard all the commotion, or perhaps you are one of the longer standing listeners, as am I, then please sign this petition, and tell the BBC what you think of their plans.
The BBC mustnt close 6Music, if the report in the 10p Tory Times this morning is true, then they are considering it as a cost cutting measure. How about getting rid of 5live instead?
6Music and its roster of formidable DJs is one of the best things the BBC has done for a long time.