Bring back 60s music to BBC local radio
#1Bring back Sweeney's Sixties Classics to the wireless.
Neil Barker (Salford, 2020-08-16)
#4Bring back Sweeneys sixties classics to BBC radio manchester
Tina Driver (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#7The music playlist currently running on BBC Radio Manchester is dire. No doubt they are trying to attract younger listeners, but younger people have iPlayers, MP3 players, iPhones and other modern gadgets to listen to their particular brand of music, they see radio as old fashioned. You can safely say the majority of Radio Manchester are in the 60 plus bracket, yet we are the ones being penalised. We want our Sweeney's 60s Classics and other programmes which suit our age group.
David Wild (Rochdale, 2020-08-16)
#9Because radio Manchester is being ruined.
Everything that made it special us being lost.
Everything sounds like radio 1
Norma Coupe (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#11We need 60s music on BBC Radio
Steven Logan (Salford, 2020-08-16)
#14I'm an over 60s lady who feels the BBC music policy for local and national radio is ageist. Without the music of the 60s we wouldnt have the great music that followed. I feel that my voice is no longer listened to and everything seems geared to the young and middle aged. I think the BBC forgets that if my generation hadn't listened to the Pirate stations, the BBC radio stations we have now may not exist! The BBC were so threatened by pirate radio it had no option but to modernise.
Jean Phillips (Leigh, 2020-08-16)
#17We need to keep our sixties music playing on the radio. X
Pamela Howes (Stockport, 2020-08-16)
MARIA McDERMOTT (PONT L'ABBE, 2020-08-16)
#20It's important to keep our heritage especially in the music industry because we have some of the best bands in the 60s
Anthony Blair (Manchester , 2020-08-16)
#22I'd like a fair spread of music including the 60's. Radio Manchester have a huge following of listeners in the 60-80 yrs old bracket that are totally ignored!
Paul Bennett (Lymm,, 2020-08-16)
#25The 60s programme we have/had on BBC Radio Manchester is 1st class. Not just same old records being played but interesting facts about the music, the groups, the scene at the time.
Margaret Blaney (Thornton Cleveleys, 2020-08-16)
#26It’s wrong to remove any era of music from any radio station. Better still leave the local stations alone
Liz Earley (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#28I used to enjoy listening to Radio Manchester when they played music from the 50s and 60s. Now no music from before 1965 is ever played. I pay a licence fee, asdo a now increasing number of older people and expect something in return. The final straw came when Sweeney's.60s classics disappeared from the schedule. Older people form a large portion of the public and deserve to be represented, particularly as we are the ones at home listening to.the radio.
Maggie Connor (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#29I agree with the statement and that local radio should stay local we don’t want to hear news from London. And we want local people who have grown up locally to give us the news, weather, traffic.
Marg Hughes (Manchester , 2020-08-16)
#31Since you have altered the format of the shows and also the music that is played I no longer listen to radio Manchester.
The same also applies to your televised regional news it has gone from an award winning show to a bland time filler, well I have better things to do with my time.
David Andrews (Widnes, 2020-08-16)
#32I tuned into BBC radio Manchester as it we found that the music of the 60’s suited our taste.
Over the last few months this has now changed and it seems to be canned music of modern times which is be played on a loop.
Bring back what we want to hear not what the BBC thinks we want to listen to
Brian Butler (Gatley , 2020-08-16)
#36The music played on local radio is aimed at the under 30's. There is nothing on BBC radio for the older generation.
James Ryan (Manchester , 2020-08-16)
#37Because I love listening Mike Sweeney and his 60s music
Kate Cross (Malaga, 2020-08-16)
#38Being so far away from manchester,the place of my birth ,one thing that keeps me feeling close to home is BBC radio Manchester The 60s music will live on FOREVER and I need to hear it for as long as I LIVE !!
Jennifer Waddington (Athens, 2020-08-16)
#39I am so sick of the dictatorial attitude of the BBC who in their "wisdom" think they know what their listeners want. They ruined Radio 2 by ousting Simon Mayo when they thrust that Wiley person on his show and now they are spoiling their local radio stations. Do they not realise that the majority of their audience are retired people who want to listen to GOOD music i.e., the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, not the youngsters of today! Bring back Sweeney's Sunday programme, Vinyl Revival and Stuart Ellis' Saturday evening programme. The BBC, sorry to say bluntly, boil my piss!
Barbara Wareing (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#42I like 60s music
Kenny Anderson (Sunderland , 2020-08-16)
#43I never listen to the radio at all these days but would do so if I could hear the music of my generation 1960.
marion green (Norwich, 2020-08-16)
#44I love all music but there is lots of music before 1965 worthy of being heard
Karen Welch (Wigan , 2020-08-16)
#48The core of all pop music belongs to music from the 50’s and 60’s.
Brian Donaghy (Gtr. Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#50I don't want to lose the music I love.
Jean Bilton (Driffield, 2020-08-16)
#52I love 60s music, grew up listening to it in the 80s, the BBC are being ageist.
Dave Hall (Derbshire, 2020-08-16)
#54I agree with the originators comments.
Mike Sweeney, Phil Trow and (bring back Alison Derbyshire) and Alan Beswick are the only reason I listen anymore
Bernice Turnbull (Stockport , 2020-08-16)
#57There’s not enough 60’s music being played
Sandra MacNeill (Bolton, 2020-08-16)
#60Really miss the early 60’s music, local radio needs to meet the needs of the many
Alison Flanagan (Bury, 2020-08-16)
#62It’s terrible for older folk that rely on BBC local stations and they won’t hear the music they like that might bring back memories.
Jillian Carmichael (Darlington , 2020-08-16)
#63I enjoy listening to the 60s music
Jocie Lindley (Bolton, 2020-08-16)
#66I really enjoy listening to Mike sweeneys 60s show and I’m frustrated that the powers that be seen to think they know wgat we want
Adrian Murphy (Peterborough , 2020-08-16)
#67We need our 60s music. The best era for good mudic
Rod Lee (Bolton, 2020-08-16)
#68I’m being marginalised by the BBC as we get older.
Terry Eyres (Warrington , 2020-08-16)
#81I would love the 60 music back
Michele Fryers (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#8260s music is the best music and known to all age ranges but now the BBC are just wiping it out, who do they think they are? 😡
Pat Ashton (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#8460s music is fabulous, makes me sing and smile! Sundays were the best on Radio Manchester and since the pandemic everything has changed and not for the best; life is depressing, so please bring us back some happiness with Sweeney's 60s classics or I will have to tune into Gold
Carole Moore (Salford, 2020-08-16)
#85I am sick of listening to all the crap, rubbish music BBC think we have to listen to, as we pay for the pleasure, then we should be asked what we want to listen to.
Anthony Wareing (Leigh , 2020-08-16)
#86I believe we still need music from earlier decades. We don’t all want to listen to modern music.
Karen Gaynor (Oldham, 2020-08-16)
#87I love the 60s
Alan Cowgill (Manchester , 2020-08-16)
#88I’m signing because it’s the one show I enjoy on local radio. Myself and my mum listen to it.
Kathryn Spratt (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#8960's music has meaning , you can also understand the words. It reflects moments and brings back memories to us 60 plus age group.
Jay Bennett (Manchester , 2020-08-16)
#90The 60s was the best era for music. It brings back wonderful memories for a lot of the older generation.
Elaine Hopkins (Manchester, 2020-08-16)
#91The 60’s music was phenomenal.xx
Jennifer Fletcher (Salford, 2020-08-16)
#93We need more 60's music
Sheila Dean (Stockport, 2020-08-17)
#94Music from the 60's and 70's are rarely played on BBC radio stations of late yet it's our age group that listen to radio the most. How many teenagers tune in to radio, they are listening to their own music on various other modern devices. The older generation are being penalised and playlists on Radio 2, Radio Manchester etc are 80% modern music and it's only the presenters that keep the audience happy but that's wearing thin. I really hope that Sweeney's 60's classics will continue on BBC Radio Manchester, it has many thousands of listeners!
heather churcher (Bodrum, 2020-08-17)
#95Because I want 60s music on local radio
Michael Riordan (Stockport, 2020-08-17)
#9660s music was the only music still worth listening to -- and still is
Joanna Egleton (STOCKPORT, 2020-08-17)
#97There are many older people listen to bbc radio and you appear to only consider younger people when choosing what music to play. BBC radio Manchester took Sweeneyon 60's classics off the air despite it bring very popular
Alan Turton (Northwich, 2020-08-17)
#99I’m signing because it is a great era getting lost through lack of air play
Jackie Press (Stockport , 2020-08-17)
#100The BBC is not catering for the local radio audience in respect of music.
John Dillon (Shaw, Lancashire, 2020-08-17)
#103I'm signing because I grew up through the sixties and not playing this decade of music is like erasing part of my life.
There must be many others who feel this way also.
Ian Williamson (Wigan, 2020-08-17)
#104I'm signing because this program connects us to like minded people. The chat and music gives a feel good feeling and invokes such long forgotten happy memories.
Beryl Mullen (Manchester, 2020-08-17)
#10560s pop music was the best ever decade. The greatest singers & groups ever!
Ron Tennant (Beselare, 2020-08-17)
#107Music is therapeutic to so many people and taking away their favourite era to save a small amount of money would be counterproductive.
Philip Jones (Salford , 2020-08-17)
#108I love 50's, 60's music. I live alone and I sing along which makes me so happy
Pauline Fitton (Manchester , 2020-08-17)
#111BBC no longer caters for the older members of it's audience. Also many younger listeners appreciate music of the early 60s and 50s
David Kelly (Delph, 2020-08-17)
#113It makes no commercial or community sense to remove hugely popular programmes like Mike Sweeneys Sunday lunchtime show
D Collins (Manchester , 2020-08-17)
#116We miss 60’s music
Gill Morrison (Manchester, 2020-08-17)
#118Only listern to 60/50 music
Jane Fearns (Salford, 2020-08-17)
#120I was an avid listener to Sweeneys 60s classics bbc radio M/c & would like to get the programme back
David Spann (Leigh, 2020-08-17)
#121It appears that the BBC are not interested in what their listeners want.
Albert Ross (Delph, 2020-08-17)
#122I’m signing because us older people should be heard, surely there is a market for what is considered the greatest musical decade of any generation.
Michael Stylianou (Greater Manchester, 2020-08-17)
#124the best music. Why am I paying my bbc license for music that is not as good
Lesley Mccrann (manchester, 2020-08-17)
#130I love 60s music its that simple I loved listening to Mike sweeney on a Sunday
John Gibson (manchester, 2020-08-17)
#131It is part of music history what has the BBC got against 60 music
Kevin Guyatt (Stockport , 2020-08-17)
#132Like many thousands more I love the music of the 60s,, and Mike who presents it
Will have tobfind another station if it isnt available on bbc radio manchester..
Alan Taylor (Royton ,Oldham, 2020-08-17)
#140There is not enough 50's and 60's music on the radio.
Derek Quinn (Hollingworth, 2020-08-17)
#143It appears that BBC Radio Manchester is no longer playing the music the listeners want to hear.
Phil Child (Agios Nikolaos, 2020-08-18)
#145I agree with the sentiment expressed by the petitioner.
Michael Leather (Manchester , 2020-08-18)
#146i feel we need to remember all our musical heritage
james cartey (manchester , 2020-08-18)
#148I Love 60s Music
Thomas Moore (Bolton , 2020-08-18)
#149There is no 50s and 60s music on Sunday why I don’t know bring back Mike Sweeney brilliant program !!!!!
Hilary Cowell (Salford , 2020-08-18)
#151I now prefer the chat and quizzes etc from good Radio Manchester presenters to much of the music played.
I do like a lot of recent music but often turn down the sound during some of the songs appearing on this station !
Lesley Pickering (Stockport , 2020-08-18)
#153I totally agree that we don't get enough 60's music played on local radio.
Janice Wilson (Manchester, 2020-08-18)
#154Lots of 60's music is great and the current generation should hear this on mainstream radio and also the older generation still want to listen to this music .
Phillip Manning (Blackpool, 2020-08-18)
#156I’m signing because the 60’s music is a popular genre which is not available on many stations. Mike Sweeney does a fantastic job so bring him back !
Raymond Blomeley (Marple Stockport , 2020-08-18)
#157No-one puts sixties music in a corner.... no-one. Capische??
Phil Burton (Manchester, 2020-08-18)
#158To show my support
Luke Mckeown (Bolton, 2020-08-18)
#159I’m so fed up with the BBC trying to get a younger audience. It’s not going to happen. I doubt if they listen to any radio. They download all their music. So why don’t they cater for those of us who do listen.
Dot Keller (Manchester, 2020-08-18)
#162I and a lot of other people enjoy listening to him and the music. Instead of music played over and over. Good listening
Christine Conway (Oldhan, 2020-08-18)
#163Soon there will be nowhere for a certain age demographic to hear music from their era anywhere on the BBC. Radio 2 has changed position as well with loads of modern stuff now played
Gordon Mackay (Manchester , 2020-08-18)
#167I love 60’s music & I love listening to Sweeney
June Hopkins (Atherton, 2020-08-18)
#168I'm actually a 70s girl, but so much brilliant music came from the 60s.. I was a child, brings back so many memories.
I think we all should be able to listen to the music of our choice.
If it wasn't for music, life would be dull & empty.
Sušan Daniell (Co Cork, 2020-08-18)
#172I enjoy older music
Mark LM (Manchester , 2020-08-18)
#173Sixties music has been a lifesaver for me since my husband died, hearing songs we liked and sang and danced to helped me get through the grieving process. Not just older people enjoy this music I think you'll find a lot of younger people like it too. Just give us a chance and promote it more towards young ones as well. Why can't we have an equal balance of all types of music
Kim weale (HULL, 2020-08-18)
#177There is a large population of listeners who love 50s and 60s music and they are no longer being catered for. In particular, Sweeneys Sixties Classics on BBC Radio Manchester, which was broadcast on Sunday afternoons, has been taken off air. This show has a massive following. Listen to your audience and licence payers BBC.
Hilary Gill (Poynton, 2020-08-18)
#178Let's have some music from the most innovative, influential and varied decade, with variations from Tom Jones to Led Zep, Dusty to Cream, The Four Tops to The Who. And that's not mentioning The Beatles and The Stones. Come On.....
Ian Horrocks (WIGAN, 2020-08-18)
#181We need Sweeneys 60s classics in a sunday
Angela Smith (Fleetwood , 2020-08-19)
#186Mike sweeney has a huge Sunday following and we love him.
Suzanne Harris (Holmfirth, 2020-08-19)
#190I’m signing because I enjoy the music of the 50’s and 60’s. It would be a real shame to not keep this fabulous music alive and share it with future generations. We can hear 80’s + music on virtually any radio station. Listeners come to the BBC as it supposedly caters for all. I would not be expecting it to be played constantly but to not play it at all is a huge disappointment.
Ruth Rhodes (Oldham, 2020-08-19)
#191I love the 60s and 70s.
It's why I listen to Mike Sweeney
Susan Cayton (St.Helens, 2020-08-19)
#194This music is a medicine to cure sadness.Golden memories to bring back youth.
Patricia Anne MacKinlay (Manfredonia Italy, 2020-08-19)
#196I love 60s music it's far better than the rants you get these days
Barbara Fuller (Northampton, 2020-08-19)