So, 6 Music has been saved! Hurrah! Well done The Internet. We’ll add that one to the list of things we’ve sorted out, like the Iran elections and sending Justin Bieber to North Korea. (There. That should sort out the search engines for a couple of days)
On the plus side, this is fantastic news – showing that reasoned argument can win in the face of big corporations. However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from 8 seasons of 24, it’s that if you challenge a big corporation, the head of that corporation goes mental and tries to kill you. So firstly, watch out for that, and secondly, watch out for the line “The executive should draw up an overarching strategy for digital radio. If the director general wanted to propose a different shape for the BBC’s music radio stations as part of a new strategy, the trust would consider it.”
So, although the case hasn’t been made YET for the closure of 6 music, the opportunity is there for a – perhaps bitter – Director General to still change it drastically. Perhaps we shouldn’t pack away the placards just yet then, eh?
On the other side, perhaps his diabolical plan to get more listeners to 6 Music actually worked, and now EVERYONE’S happy.
Maybe I’ve been watching too much 24.