BBC Radio 6 Music has confirmed a few more changes to the schedule.
The station opted to shake things up at the start of the year, introducing new shows and blending some time-slots together. Marc Riley and Gideon Coe are now a duo, while Jamz Supernova is a welcome addition to Saturday’s scheduling.
Now the station has confirmed a few more changes. In a big move, Steve Lamacq will now host a weekly show – his daily music fix is a stalwart aspect of 6 Music’s output, and the reins will be taken up by genial Welsh broadcaster Huw Stephens.
Steve will present his final daily weekday (4pm-7pm) show on October 20th, before launching the weekly Teatime Session on January 8th (4pm – 7pm).
Steve Lamacq has decided to make a well-deserved change to his broadcasting career 💚— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) September 1, 2023
He will begin a new weekly show on 6 Music, Steve Lamacq’s Teatime Session, on Monday 8th January (4pm-7pm).
Steve will present his final daily weekday (4pm-7pm) show on Friday 20th October. pic.twitter.com/IfugRRFh50
Steve Lamacq says: “I love music and I love radio. Music radio has been my life for the past 30 years – and 6 Music has been my home for 20 years of them – and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. But I have another life now which is very important to me.”
“It’s been terrific doing six shows a week, but what with all the prep work for the programmes and the ever-increasing volume of new music to listen to, there’s not been nearly enough time left over for my family. And to be honest, after nearly 40 years at the coalface of new music, I think I need a bit of breather.”
“Plus, there are other things I’m keen to do. Not least seeing if there’s a more practical role I can play in supporting the live music circuit and the venues across the country that I owe so much to.”
“But of course, my heart still lives for discovering and nurturing new bands, so I’m really pleased that these changes mean I can stay at 6 Music, while allowing more time to go searching for emerging artists, who I’ll be channelling into the new Monday show. There’ll be live sessions, interviews, some amazing archive and fingers crossed, at some point, the future of rock and roll.”
A big move! Huw Stephens launches a brand new Tuesday – Friday (4pm-7pm) show from January 9th.
Elsewhere, Clash favourite Sherelle begins a new weekly show on Saturdays, 11pm-1am from September 16th, while Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio (currently Sundays, 10pm-12am) will move to Saturdays, 9pm-11pm, also from September 16th.
Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition returns to 6 Music on Sundays, 10pm-12am from September 17th.