Musical bid to save BBC radio show

MUSICIANS braved the rain outside the BBC Scotland headquarters in Glasgow yesterday to protest at plans to end a radio show that has discovered some of the country’s biggest stars.

More than 40 people, including at least a dozen performers, voiced their opposition to ending BBC Introducing in Scotland, in favour of a UK-wide show on Radio 1 to save money.

Alan Kemlo, of the band Aerials Up, said they drove down from their tour in the Highlands to show their support. He said: “There is a wealth of talent in Scotland, and people’s futures depend on this programme.”

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About 6,000 people have signed a petition supporting the campaign. A BBC spokesman said Radio 1 was committed to unsigned talent in Scotland.