Saboteurs? Us? BBC 6 Music denies hijack claim as Archers take a punk hit – guardian.co.uk "Twitter was abuzz with suggestions it was a hijack by disgruntled BBC 6 Music employees who have so far seen their appeals for the station to be saved rebuffed by BBC director general Mark Thompson." Can't deny it. I said the same. Not on Twitter, but I said it. Mind you, I said it as a joke… Red Button and widescreen – BBC Press Red Blog My latest post on the Press Red blog BBC Internet Blog: BBC iPlayer stats for February 2010 For the first time, includes stats for Virgin Media which accounts for over 20% of all iPlayer viewing. No stats for Freesat yet – we've only just built the reporting system! The rise of lazy foods – BBC News Magazine "It's not like chopping an onion requires any great skill, but people tell themselves they are too busy." Always wonder what people think they could be doing with the time they're not spending grating cheese or cutting veg themselves. It must result in a whopping three minutes spare every day!
Posts about "BBC Radio 6music"
In the BBC Radio 6music news…. Spare 6 Music for us indie dads – The Guardian "The BBC says it has to show that the era of expansion is over. But closing 6 Music is hardly going to stop Sky and ITV from complaining." James Purnell MP, former Culture Secretary and (soon to be former) MP for Stalybridge and Hyde (up the Tameside Massive!) wades in to the debate. An open letter to BBC Director General Mark Thompson from MW editor Paul Williams – Music Week "Although we would agree the commercial sector is not in the fortunate position to finance a station like 6 in the way the BBC can do presently, it is also true the musical make-up of 6, in championing a range of acts that at least initially do not have mass-market appeal, does not make such a station commercially attractive to launch. But that is why we have public service broadcasting and why only the BBC can make a station like 6 properly work." Music Week wades in. Some Thoughts On The Demise Of BBC 6 Music – Carnival Saloon "The BBC are unwilling to try to increase 6 Music's reach because they believe commercial... View Article
Radio boss: Commercial sector will gain nothing from 6 Music closure – The Drum "Commercial radio can never replicate 6 Music’s cultural value – it’s not viable for us to do so. The commercial landscape has featured many fine rock music stations that have never made any real money – over time we water them down and gently shepherd them back towards the traditional commercial heartland. We will gain nothing from this closure yet the music industry will lose much." Lily Allen: Why we must save BBC 6 Music – The Guardian "If they close 6 Music, instead of acts like Seasick Steve and presenters like Lauren Laverne, it will be the Pussycat Dolls and Fearne Cotton on Radio 1." The BBC Strategy Review & BBC Radio – About the BBC Blog Tim Davie does a rather half-hearted defence of the closure of 6music by describing it as "distinctive, much loved and I too am passionate about it's output". The comments aren't exactly positive, raising a number of points – points the posters believe to be valid and want a response to. As one commenter is nor impressed…. "Will no one from the BBC engage with us in this discussion... View Article
Inevitably there would be a strong focus to these links… Tory culture spokesman joins 6 Music fanclub with U-turn over closure – guardian.co.uk As a 6music listener, the rumours of the demise of 6music are something I'm not keen on. However if such rumours can convert the shadow culture minister to the delights of the station, perhaps this could work to the station's advantage. Well I can dream… Nicholas Lezard: If you could see the BBC now, John … – The Independent "Dear John Peel, Forgive the impertinence of my writing to you care of the afterlife, but I thought you'd better know about what's been going on down here lately." Nicholas Lezard writes to John Peel about BBC Radio 6music Killing BBC 6 Music would be a slap in the face to licence-payers – guardian.co.uk "As I listen to 6 Music today, I keep hearing tracks and thinking, where else would I hear this kind of radio during the day? The tragic answer to that question is nowhere. The end of 6 Music at this moment in the BBC's history is not only an act of cultural vandalism, it's also an affront to the memory of John Peel and... View Article
BBC Trust’s service review of Radio 2 and 6 Music As a 6music listener, I was particularly keen to see what the Trust thought of the station during its recent review. It seems pretty positive stuff with some sensible tweaks to the format and encouragement. Flickr: London dot gov The Greater London Authority is getting all social media and inviting you – yes that's YOU – to join their flickr group and post photos of London. I suspect they won't want ones of graffiti, overcrowded tube trains and traffic jams though. Ban all advertising in public spaces, says thinktank – guardian.co.uk If I remember correctly, over in the kingdom of Bhutan they did something akin to what this thinktank are suggesting. The idea is that the key to success of the country is not wealth but the happiness of the population. I think they banned billboards as part of that. It's an intriguing concept and as someone who has to walk past about 15 billboards in a mere ten minute walk to the tube station, one I'd happily support! Gross national happiness – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia explains Bhutan's concept of Gross National Happiness Noel Edmonds develops TV quizshow... View Article
I recently spotted the addition of an option in the BBC iPlayer which asks you if you like the recommendations it shows on the programme page. It's currently an iPlayer Labs thing so isn't normally available.
Dave Pearce's Dance Anthems? On BBC 6music? Eh?
So it's week two of Rocket Science with Marc Riley on BBC 6music and it's sounding good.
Mark Radcliffe is heading back to a familiar sounding timeslot, abliet on a different station. But what will feature in this show that sits in a timeslot often known as 'The Graveyard Shift'?