BBC Asian Network decision expected soon


BBC Asian Network decision expected soon


A decision on the future of the BBC Asian Network could be made within the next month.

The future of the service has looked doubtful since this time last year when the BBC director general Mark Thompson earmarked it and BBC Radio 6 Music for closure.

However, although 6 Music was spared, the BBC Trust weren’t so kind to the Asian Network. They suggested closure of the service and that the BBC looked to new ways to meet the needs of the station’s audience.

Now campaigners on Facebook and Twitter want listeners to take direct action by calling the BBC complaints line to complain about the plans.

The BBC Asian Network, available on digital and online, features the likes of former Radio 1 DJ Bobby Friction and Review Show presenter Nihal.

To follow the campaign to save the Asian Network you can ‘like’ the campaign page on Facebook and follow the tweets on Twitter.