BBC 6 Music closure confirmed

UK news agencies have today been awash with news that the BBC digital radio station 6 Music is set to close by 2011.

The Guardian reported that BBC director general Mark Thompson’s strategy review confirmed 6 Music listeners’ worst fears by recommending that the station should be closed at the end of 2011.

The digital station features Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall (above), Dave Pearce and Craig Charles amongst its presenters.

The review said 6 Music delivered “relatively few unique listeners to BBC radio”.