On Monday 5 June, the UK’s most listened to digital radio station, with a weekly audience of 2.5m (RAJAR Q4 2022), will launch two brand new shows – New Music Fix Daily (Monday – Thursday, 7pm-9pm) and Riley & Coe, (Monday – Thursday, 10pm-12am) – with music and conversation at the core.
New Music Fix Daily will be dedicated entirely to new releases – the best of what is being made, performed and shared right now. Broadcast live from Salford, the programme will be presented by Tom Ravenscroft and Deb Grant, who will hand-pick and share their latest new music obsessions. Expect songs from any genre and from across the globe, as well as special guests, guest mixes and good company. Tom and Deb will be a familiar pairing to listeners, having previously presented Mercury Prize and 6 Music Festival specials together. Tom Ravenscroft has been a member of the 6 Music presenting family since 2010, and currently presents a weekly show on Fridays (9pm-12am) as well as his New Music Fix show (Fridays, 2am-3am). Deb has regularly deputised for Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe and Now Playing on 6 Music.
Riley & Coe will see two of the station’s finest curators, Marc Riley and Gideon Coe, come together to play their music loves from every era and genre. Listeners will have the chance to get lost in their incredible record collections, recommendations and stories over the course of the week. On Mondays, Marc Riley will present his own show, featuring classic and cutting-edge tunes. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the two presenters unite to share their treasured tracks and musical knowledge with the 6 Music listeners. On Thursdays, Gideon will present his own show, featuring as many records as he can manage. Across the week, expect artists in session, as well as recorded-live performances from the BBC Archive for listeners to enjoy too.
Marc Riley says: “I’ve been calling Gid ‘The Guv’nor’ for the last 16 years so this is my chance to learn from the best in the business! We’ll be joining forces to do what we’ve both always done on 6 Music – sharing music and sessions from the artists we love.”
Gideon Coe says: “Marc plays great records and hosts fantastic sessions. I very much look forward to doing that alongside him. I also look forward to continuing to provide late-night radio for the 6 Music listeners. They remain the most important part of any programme.”
Samantha Moy, Head of 6 Music, says: “A love of music unites all of our 6 Music presenters. And bringing Marc & Gid and Tom & Deb together means even more music will be found and shared with our audience, giving a new sound to 6 Music at night.”
At the heart of the evening schedule (9pm-10pm), will be the artists themselves, as 6 Music’s Artist in Residence moves to Monday-Thursday from 5th June. Each series is presented by a musician, who takes listeners on a journey into their musical soul, with each episode based around a different theme or mood. Since Artist in Residence launched in November 2020, hosts have included Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoebe Bridgers, Fontaines D.C., Loyle Carner, St. Vincent, Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee, IDLES, Jamie T, Perfume Genius and Father John Misty.
On Fridays, Tom Ravenscroft will continue to share his passion for the underground club scene in The Ravers Hour (11pm-12am). The Ravers Hour, broadcast from Salford, is Tom’s curation of the finest emerging DJs and producers from across the globe. The show features the freshest and most eclectic mixes from these DJs, as well as from Tom himself.
All of these new shows will be broadcast from Salford, where BBC Radio 6 Music is increasing its presence as part of the BBC’s Across the UK plans, allowing the BBC to better reflect, represent and serve all audiences.
joining the New Music Fix family of Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs, curating an hour of her favourite brand new tracks for listeners, from 2am-3am. Jamz currently presents Jamz Supernova on 6 on Saturdays (1pm-3pm).
Jamz Supernova says: “One of the things I love most about my Saturday show is being able to share my new musical discoveries with listeners. There’s always so much to be excited about, and I can’t wait to bring you a whole hour of my favourite brand new tracks every week.”
All shows are available on BBC Sounds.
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