BBC Radio 6 Music is UK Station of the Year for 2011

Publish date:

BBC Radio 6 Music is UK Station of the Year for 2011

May 16, 2012 7:40 PM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

London - May 16, 2012 - Digital radio station BBC 6 Music has been named UK station of the year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, two years after the station was saved from closure. It is the first time that a digital- only station has won the award.

6 Music was given a reprieve in 2010 after a campaign by its listeners. A BBC strategy review had marked it for closure, but that announcement sparked a huge backlash from musicians, listeners and politicians. The BBC Trust later ruled out its closure.

The increased exposure also led to a rise in listeners, doubling from 700,000 in early 2010 to 1.4 million at the end of 2011.

Pandora Adds Triton Digital Listening Measurement

New third-party ratings confirm scale and reach of the Pandora audience....

DAB to be Standard in all 2013 U.K. VWs

The heart of the audio system in these vehicles will be the VW RCD310....