Half Man Half Biscuit
Supporters of threatened digital radio station 6 Music hope they can get a song by Half Man Half Biscuit into the charts at No.6

Indie band Half Man Half Biscuit – favourites of the late John Peel – are at the centre of a campaign to try and save the BBC's digital radio station 6 Music.

The station has been earmarked for closure by BBC Director General Mark Thompson.

But now a group of campaigners is encouraging 6 Music's loyal band of listeners to push the band's song Joy Division Oven Gloves into the charts, ideally at No.6 to match the identity of the station.

6 Music fans are being urged to buy the song this week to get it into the chart on Sunday, April 12th.

The commercial radio Top 40 has a top 10 based entirely on iTunes sales figures, allowing listeners to influence chart positions.

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This latest plan follows an earlier (and successful) one to make Rage Against the Machine's Killing in the Name the Christmas No.1 instead of the single released by X Factor winner Joe McElderry.

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