A new Facebook group has launched dedicated to saving the BBC's digital radio channel 6Music.

The channel available online, via DAB radio, satellite and cable offers a great mix of new and classic music, well known and obscure tracks from a range of artists not dictated by fashion. If you shudder when you hear the Helping Haiti charity record, an appalling cover of REM’s Everybody Hurts from a pop svengali who might have been better just reaching into his own high-waisted pockets, then this station is for you.

Here's the group's own description.

"The BBC Trust is about to publish a review into the performance of both 6Music and Radio 2. There are rumours that the station, which has 620,000 weekly listeners and costs £7 million a year to run, could be closed in a meaningless sacrifice to politicians demanding BBC savings and a limit on the corporation’s digital ambitions.

The Trust could argue that 6’s audience reach doesn’t justify its expense and that its core audience be served in the margins of a tightened-up Radio 2.

This is a group for listeners of this iconic radio station to air their thoughts and demand that it be left on the airwaves, championing new music and cherishing the old.
Leave 6Music alone!"

The group should have 30,000 members and counting by the time you read this. Let's hope the BBC are listening.