The BBC have just announced a wave of timing changes for BBC6 Music’s autumnal lineup.
From Saturday 2 November, Huey Morgan moves from Sunday afternoons to Saturday mornings, 10am-1pm. Morgan says: “I can’t wait to get down and spread the love to my listeners with the coolest way to start their weekends.”
With Huey moving to Saturdays, Edith Bowman’s series will come to an end, but she will continue to work with 6 Music with occasional specials planned for next year.
On Sunday mornings, Cerys Matthews’ show is being extended by one hour, from 10am to 1pm. .
Matthews, who won Music Broadcaster of the Year at this year’s Sony Radio Academy Awards, says: “I’m happy that I can now lay down what I think will be not only a Sunday morning show to wake up and ease the listeners into their day of rest, but take it right through to provide the perfect soundtrack to their Sunday lunch.”
Paul Rodgers, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 6 Music, says: “This sharpening of the 6 Music weekend schedule is a further display of our commitment to showcase some of the most charismatic talent in music radio right now. It’s great to bring Huey’s New York attitude to Saturday mornings, which will be the perfect complement to Cerys’ eclectic and absorbing music discoveries on a Sunday morning. Guy’s exploration into music, hand in hand with his listeners, brings the perfect soundtrack to Sunday afternoons, with The Don’s Culture Clash selections rounding off a blissful weekend.”
Also this autumn, Friday 22 November will be 6 Music’s annual ‘Wear Your Band T-Shirt To Work Day’. Now in its sixth year, the network will be asking listeners to participate in the day by simply wearing one of their favourite band t-shirts to work. In recent years, t-shirts have been worn under lab coats, in classrooms and by whole offices.