Temporary weekend schedule for Radio 6 Music

BBC Radio 6 Music will operate with an amended, streamlined weekend schedule, with longer shows starting this Saturday.

The BBC says it is having to make temporary changes in order to keep schedules and stations going whilst dealing with unprecedented pressure on our resources, as a result of COVID-19.

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Local Radio stations have already announced measures to streamline their schedules, whilst 5 Live is sharing programmes overnight..

Samantha Moy, Head of Content Commissioning, 6 Music says: “I know BBC Radio 6 Music plays an important part in our listener’s daily lives and these changes will allow 6 Music to continue to provide entertainment and a familiar voice to our audience at this challenging time, whilst prioritising the health and safety of presenters and production staff.

“We look forward to welcoming Liz Kershaw and Amy Lamé back to BBC Radio 6 Music very soon. In the meantime you can listen to their recent brilliant shows on BBC Sounds now.”

Chris Hawkins will present an extended Early Weekend Breakfast show from 5am until 8am on both Saturday and Sunday. Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will broadcast from 8am to 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.

“On Saturdays, Huey Morgan will present from 11am-2pm, with Gilles Peterson broadcasting an extended show from 2pm-6pm. On Sundays, Cerys Matthews’ show (which this weekend will be presented by Mary Anne Hobbs) will air from 11am – 2pm.

The Sunday Special programme will continue to feature in the network’s weekend schedule at a later time of 2pm-3pm.

This week, Matt Everitt is in conversation with Brittany Howard in The First Time With.. From 3pm-6pm, Guy Garvey will bring his unique selection of tracks to 6 Music listeners, whilst from 6pm-8pm, Tom Robinson will curate their listening choices in Now Playing.

Liz Kershaw (Saturdays, 1pm-3pm) and Amy Lamé’s (Sundays, 4pm-6pm) programmes will not be broadcast at the moment.

The full amended weekend schedule for BBC Radio 6 Music is as follows:

From SATURDAY March 28th 2020

0500-0800 Chris Hawkins

0800-1100 Radcliffe & Maconie

1100-1400 The Huey Show

1400-1800 Gilles Peterson

1800-2100 The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – usual time

2100-0000 The Tom Robinson Show – usual time

From SUNDAY March 29th 2020

0500-0800 Chris Hawkins

0800-1100 Radcliffe & Maconie

1100-1400 Cerys Matthews

1400-1500 Sunday Special

1500-1800 Guy Garvey – one hour extension

1800-2000 Now Playing @6Music – usual time

2000-2200 Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone – usual time

2200-0000 Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio – usual time

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