Edith Bowman is to lose her Saturday morning on 6 Music in the latest schedule changes at the digital BBC station.
From Saturday 2 November, Huey Morgan moves from Sunday afternoons to Saturday mornings, 10am-1pm.
Huey Morgan says: “I can’t wait to get down and spread the love to my listeners with the coolest way to start their weekends.”
Edith, who has hosted the Saturday morning show since November 2012, 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. She 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.”
The Sunday Special slot now moves to 1pm and Don Letts’ show moves to the earlier slot of 10pm to midnight.
Don Letts says: “It’s not often I’m stuck for words and an overt expression of joy just ain’t my style, but I can’t lie, The Don is overwhelmed by the thought and possibilities of my new Sunday-night slot on the station that rules the nation. To win your love and earn your respect I’ll continue to cross time, space and genres with a selection of sounds designed to move your mind and your feet, and not necessarily in that order.”
Bob Shennan, Controller of 6 Music and Radio 2, says: “With their daytime shows, Cerys, Guy and Huey are three broadcasters who are at the heart of the 6 Music mission. To give them an enhanced role on the station is crucial to our continued growth.”
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.”