Category : 6
Date : 05.03.2004
digital music station 6 Music is to have a new look from April, Lesley
Douglas, Controller BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music confirmed today (5 March
Marc Riley (aka Lard) is to front a new show
on Saturdays and Vic McGlynn is to present a new weekday lunchtime
Lesley Douglas says: "BBC 6 Music is one of the
most exciting radio stations in the country.
"Its listeners love it, and events such as the
Radiohead Selector at Christmas prove that interest in it is high.
"I am delighted that we have been able to strengthen
the station even further by these changes.
"The new schedule will allow greater interactivity
and an even greater commitment to covering music in depth.
"Its line-up is already second to none in digital
radio and I am pleased to confirm that Phill Jupitus is to continue
to present the Breakfast Show."
Marc Riley (aka Lard) - formerly part of the
Radio 1 duo Mark and Lard - joins 6 Music on Saturday 3 April.
He says: "I've been listening to 6 Music for about
a year now, and I know it's the station for me.
"It's always been my ambition to be able to say
'and that was Clear Spot by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band' on
the wireless... and it looks like the moment has arrived... hooray!"
On 5 April new talent Vic McGlynn takes over
the lunchtime show (1.00-4.00pm).
Vic, 25, has spent eight years working at commercial
stations in Liverpool, London, Manchester and Dubai and she joined 6
Music last year as the presenter on the 6 Music Chart.
The Official New Music Chart is now to be presented
by Chris Hawkins on Saturdays from 4.00 to 6.00pm (starting from
Saturday 3 April).
Steve Lamacq's show moves from Saturday to Sunday
starting on Sunday 4 April between 1.00 and 4.00pm.
Steve plays classic and influential alternative tracks
that have helped shape the music scene today plus new music from
up and coming bands from rock through to electronica, from the cheerfully
obscure to the soon-to-be famous.
Craig Charles presents an extra edition of his
Funk Show on Friday nights starting on 9 April (8.00-11.00pm)
giving listeners the chance to hear more of the best funk sounds around
in this live and interactive show.
Stuart Maconie takes over the Freak Zone
from Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson on Sunday 4 April
freeing up Bruce to concentrate on his 6 Music Rock Show.
And Liz Kershaw moves to the weekend to present
two new shows which will allow her to reflect her individual passion
for music starting on 3 April (Saturdays and Sundays, 11.00am-2.00pm).
The Music Week (Fridays, 7.00-8.00pm, repeated
Saturday) is to be presented by music journalists Julie Cullen
and Mark Sutherland (former editor of Melody Maker).
In May, Steve Lamacq devotes his Sunday shows
to a recent British phenomenon and discovers What Britpop Did Next...
Ten years ago, grunge was officially dead and Britpop
was the new king of cool with people listening to bands like Pulp, Elastica
Steve follows the story of Britpop's legend after the
event, finding out, for example, why Jarvis Cocker moved to France,
why Graham Coxon went hardcore and why Louise Wener became a bookworm.
In July, Andrew Collins leads a search for the
ultimate movie soundtrack in Celluloid Rocks.
Throughout the month listeners will be able to nominate
and then vote for their favourite soundtrack online - www.bbc.co.uk/6music.