BBC Radio 6 Music was launched on 11th March 2002 and was the first national music station to be launched by the BBC in 32 years. It is available across the UK on DAB radio, online and via digital TV. Often referred to as the sister station of BBC Radio 2, it shares common features and DJs with both BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2.
In July 2010, the BBC Trust announced it had rejected a proposal by the BBC to close 6 Music to provide commercial rivals more room.
6 Music pre-launch trailer
6 Music Launch – 11th March 2002
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