This Christmas I got a DAB radio from my parents so that I can finally listen to my favourite radio station on something other than my laptop. So the swirling rumours in the ether of its possible closure have been doing me no good and this morning  waking to the today programme -sorry i’m a traitor, need my news fix in the morning. I was horrified to hear of the story in the Times that 6 Music, BBC Asian Network and parts of the BBC website were to be cut in the strategic review. I can only hope this is Murdoch messing with us.

Although I hate it, I can get the logic behind cutting 6 Music and BBC Asian Network- not enough listenership- more on which later. But the BBC Website idea seems entirely without logic. To most people it is the BBC. This is where I’m hoping that the whole rumour is scaremongering from the Murdoch clan, it would fit in nicely with their war on online content.

Now onto the cutting of innocent radio stations. Yes they have less listeners than other but;

1. The BBC is a public broadcaster- it really doesn’t have to be quite so fussed about this – and if this is a problem why not actually promote it a bit more.

2. 6 Music is great… Asian Network may be too…

3. It’s a digital station and not all that many people have DAB radios, and listening to the radio on your TV or laptop just isn’t the same. As we are eventually all meant to be switching to Digital can’t we let 6 Music live until it is at least on the same playing field as the other BBC radio stations.

4. You can’t cut it when Adam and Joe are away, that’s like you’re parents moving when you leave home and not telling you where they’ve gone!

5. It isn’t the same as Radio 2 or Radio 1 for that matter- and the similar parts of R1 and R2 are on at night, which is fine, but if you want to listen to musical programming in the daytime, which oddly enough many do,  this is an issue.

OK Rant over for now.

p.s don’t scrap Mad Men

Please, Thank You.