Millionaire Bluemel and YouChoose.net members share passion for Rock and Roll
Thornton, Pennsylvania – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – (June 24, 2008) Award-winning radio station Planet Rock’s future has been secured — with a little help from its friends!
On Feb. 11, 2008, Tim O’Malley, of Cambridge UK, started his campaign to “Save Planet Rock” on www.YouChoose.net and word spread through their distributed social network. Thousands of rock fans were outraged and banded together to keep their favorite station on air. On June 4th 2008 he got to post the news that PLANET ROCK has been SAVED !!!!
According to O’Malley, the co-webmaster of site SavePlanetRock.co.uk., “the simple facts are that the Save Planet Rock campaign organisers were able to focus attention on the plight of the station, via YouChoose.net.”
GCAP Media was ready to close the station but the fans weren’t having any of that and life long rock and radio fan Malcolm Bluemel and his consortium, supported by BLACK SABBATH’s Tony Iommi, JETHRO TULL’s Ian Anderson MBE, Gary Moore, and Fish, saved Planet Rock from certain closure.
Ian Anderson MBE, from JETHRO TULL, said: “Onwards and upwards — from the threat of extinction to a fantastic future, with a little help from its friends.”
Tim went on to say, “Subsequently, by looking through all the comments left by the thousands of pledgers who signed our YouChoose petition, proves without doubt that people CAN make a difference……without YouChoose I am sure that our campaign, would not have been so successful…..so, thank you to the voices of thousands of people and to YouChoose for supporting our campaign.”
Planet Rock was voted Sony Digital Station of the year at this year’s Sony awards. It broadcasts on DAB Digital Radio across the UK and online at www.planetrock.com,
playing album-based, guitar-driven melodic classic rock music featuring bespoke interviews, live recordings and presenting by rock heroes such as Alice Cooper, Gary Moore, Tony Iommi, Nicky Horne and Rick Wakeman.
YouChoose.net, is a social network specifically developed for people to turn their “Passions into Actions” by setting up and supporting ‘Campaigns’ that allow them to promote and take action with others to support their causes. YouChoose provides the platform and tools necessary for individuals and organizations to easily create their campaigns, participate in forum discussions and find others who share their passions. YouChoose.net has more than 275,000 members who actively participate in a wide range of causes and discussions.