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Saturday 18 November 2017

6 Music 'rebranding' claim rejected

Lily Allen has spoken out about the proposed closure of 6 Music
Lily Allen has spoken out about the proposed closure of 6 Music

Tim Davie, the BBC radio boss, has declared there are "no plans" to rebrand threatened station 6 Music.

The corporation's director of audio and music has previously talked about saving some of the station's programmes and placing them on other networks.

However, in a new online blog entry he wrote "while we have proposed rebranding Radio 7 as Radio 4 Extra, there are no such plans for 6 Music".

Digital station 6 Music has been championed by the likes of Lily Allen,

The radio boss said the proposed closure of the station had proved a "hot topic", but "nothing will happen" in terms of future plans until a consultation by the BBC Trust into the review had closed.

He added: "I said we would look at protecting some 6 Music programming by redeploying it elsewhere and considering how we can also do justice to its legacy in areas like new music development. This commitment also remains."

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