Closure of BBC Radio 3 Message Boards

The BBC has suddenly announced the closure of the BBC Radio 3 Message Boards:

 

BBC Radio 3 message boards closure

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Users are deciding where to go. R3OK is welcoming refugees and Friends of Radio 3 have revved up their forums. Both are excellent.

With the BBC facing cuts, the Murdoch brood wailing about BBC competition and licking their lips, the BBC orchestras under threat, and the Proms (funded by the BBC) always at risk in times of recession, the destruction of the Radio 3 online community sounds a warning bell.

Hopefully people won't just disappear, or get lost on Twitter and Facebook. BBC classical music needs all the friends it can get.

Roger Wright, Controller BBC Radio 3, Director of the BBC Proms