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BBC Scotland launch theme nights

An experiment in broadcasting overnight programmes with themed archive content, is launching on BBC Radio Scotland from tomorrow, in a first for the corporation.

According to allmediascotland.com, between half-past twelve at night and six in the morning, the station will broadcast a series of zones featuring material from its archives. These will initially include Celtic music, history, new music, the arts plus classical and jazz music, and comedy.

BBC Radio Scotland Editor Jeff Zycinski told allmediascotland.com: “I think we might look back on this and see it as a significant milestone. But, to be honest, we just don’t know how well it will work. We are ‘testing the water’.”

"It's great news to be the first station in the UK to offer audiences such a wide range of content across analogue and digital platforms in this themed way."

The Zones, as they are called, replace Nightshift hosted by Tony Currie, who has been a consultant on the project.

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