“We should all see it as our BBC. We need to remind everybody that we all own it.”
She was referring to the squeeze on funding faced by the BBC – something that prompted the Corporation to decide to commit to making BBC3 an online-only channel – as well as the increasing calls for the organisation to be funded by subscription and not a universal licence-fee.
Matthews, whose hit songs include Road Rage and Mulder and Scully for Catatonia, presents Cerys on 6 for the station.
However her fellow 6 Music Sunday presenter, former Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker, also spoke to RadioTimes.com at the event.
He revealed that he is is not mourning the demise of BBC3 because he believed young people are not interested in conventional television any more.
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