BBC Radio 6 has announced that it will revive vinyl on New Year’s Day only. The alternative radio station will use turntables for every song it plays next Sunday on January 1st, 2012. Station editor Paul Rodgers said:
“In a world dominated by digital music, vinyl is a format still close to the hearts of many music lovers and increased sales demonstrate its enduring appeal.”
Most BBC and commercial stations phased out vinyl in favour of CDs in the 1990s, before more recently switching to the digital format.