6 Music, the beleaguered digital-only station, has received a major boost to its listener numbers since it has been threatened with closure, it has been revealed.
Since the BBC swung the axe in the station's direction a highly-vocal campaign has formed, seeking to preserve it in lean, cost-cutting times.
The online campaign has, it seems, led to a boost in numbers, with the station reporting that its listener figures almost doubled in the first three months of this year to 1.02 million, up from 695,000 in the final three months of last year.
When the cuts to the station were announced numerous articles were written around the station and a Facebook group – Save 6 Music – was formed that now boasts listener numbers of almost 180,000.
It seems that the offline events sparked an online storm, with pressure from the articles and social media pushing people onto the (purely digital) station.