Friday 25 Jul 2014
Easter Sunday heralds a change to digital radio station BBC 6 Music's Sunday schedule with an extra helping of the network's favourite musicians-turned-DJ.
Cerys Matthews starts her new two-hour show on Sunday mornings (10.00am-12.00noon), the award-winning Huey Morgan Show (2.00-4.00pm) gains half an hour and the critically acclaimed Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service moves half an hour later to the 4.00-6.00pm slot.
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone follows, easing into a two-hour slot (6.00-8.00pm). The show promises to play the weird, the wonderful and all that's in between and glides effortlessly and elegantly from contemporary electronica to art-rock, via ambient textures, jazz, folk and prog rock groovers and movers.
Fans of the show can also catch an extra hour of the music they love from the new Freakier Zone, to be broadcast on Friday nights (12.00midnight-1.00am).
6 Mix – which showcases a rich array of DJ talent including Orbital, Erol Alkan, 2ManyDJs, Marc Hughes and Wall Of Sound's Mark Jones – moves to Sunday evenings (8.00-10.00pm). Dave Pearce continues the Saturday night party on 6 Music as he takes Dance Anthems from Sunday evening to the Saturday 10.00pm-12.00midnight slot.
Elbow frontman Guy Garvey continues to ease listeners through Sunday nights with his Finest Hour (10.00pm-12.00midnight) and, finally, the night ends with a second instalment of Don Letts' Culture Clash Radio (12.00midnight-1.00am).
Adam Buxton, one half of 6 Music's award-winning Adam & Joe, also starts his new show on Easter Sunday. Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape (12.00midday-2.00pm) takes a weekly topic or theme and makes a compilation tape for listeners to share.
Adam's first guest on the inaugural show will be the Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt.
New Sunday schedule in full:
7.00-10.00am: George Lamb
10.00-12.00pm: Cerys Matthews
12.00pm -2.00pm: Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape
2.00-4.00pm: Huey Morgan
4.00-6.00pm: Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service
6.00-8.00pm: Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
8.00-10.00pm: 6 Mix
10.00pm-12.00midnight: Guy Garvey's Finest Hour
12.00midnight-1.00am: Don Letts' Culture Clash Radio
Bob Shennan, Controller, Radio 2 and 6 Music, says: "The new Sunday schedule offers a unique line-up of trusted guides to shine a light on hidden corners of the music world.
"With the addition of Cerys Matthews, Adam Buxton and the 6 Mix, 6 Music now promises to offer a distinctive day of eclectic music, presented by incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people, that I'm sure the listeners will enjoy."
BBC 6 Music is a digital radio station that entertains lovers of popular music with a service that celebrates the alternative spirit in popular music from the Sixties to the present day.
The station's line-up includes an eclectic mix of presenters, from Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson to Guy Garvey, Richard Bacon and Craig Charles and has an audience of 695,000 (Rajar Q4 2009).
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