Following the popular petition, a Save 6music rally will happen outside BBC Broadcasting House in London on Saturday 27 March at midday.
The rally has been organised by members of the Save 6 Facebook Group, which currently has 161,000 members. The BBC has admitted it has now received 8000 formal complaints about its plans to can 6music as part of wide-ranging cuts. I think that is in addition to the formal submissions made by listeners to the BBC Trust, who are reviewing the cutback proposals put forward by BBC bosses.
However, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley will reunite for one show together on the digital station on Good Friday, a nod to the days in the 1990s when they co-presented Radio 1’s new music evening show, the Evening Session.