BBC Radio 6 Music announces temporary changes to its weekend schedule

From this weekend, Saturday 28 March and Sunday 29 March 2020, BBC Radio 6 Music will operate with an amended, streamlined weekend schedule, with longer shows being broadcast.

Published: 25 March 2020
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.
— Samantha Moy

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 mean time you can listen to their recent brilliant shows on BBC Sounds.”

Chris Hawkins will present an extended Early Weekend Breakfast show from 5am-8am on both Saturday and Sunday. Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie will broadcast from 8am-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 3-6pm, 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.

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The BBC 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.

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

From Saturday 28 March 2020

5am-8am

Chris Hawkins

8am-11am

Radcliffe & Maconie

11am-2pm

The Huey Show

2pm-6pm

Gilles Peterson

6pm-9pm*

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show

9pm-midnight*

The Tom Robinson Show

From Sunday 29 March 2020

5am-8am

Chris Hawkins

8am-11am

Radcliffe & Maconie

11am-2pm

Cerys Matthews

2pm-3pm

Sunday Special

3pm-6pm**

Guy Garvey

6pm-8pm*

Now Playing @6Music

8pm-10pm*

Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone

10pm-midnight*

Don Letts’ Culture Clash Radio

* usual time
** one hour extension

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