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Schedule changes give new look to BBC Radio 6 Music evenings

Weekday evenings are getting a new look on BBC Radio 6 Music with a new summer schedule from 5 June.

The station is launching two brand-new shows Monday to Thursday, with New Music Fix Daily airing 7pm-9pm and Riley & Coe 10pm-12am. 6 Music’s Artist in Residence moves to 9pm-10pm.

Tom Ravenscroft and Deb Grant will host New Music Fix Daily, playing just new releases. Riley & Coe will see Marc Riley and Gideon Coe playing their music loves from every era and genre.

On Mondays, Marc Riley will present his own show, featuring classic and cutting-edge tunes. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the two presenters will host together and on Thursdays, Gideon will present his own show.

Tom Ravenscroft says: “Every day, thousands of new tracks are released, bands are formed in bedrooms and the search for the perfect beat continues. Deb and I will be inviting listeners and fellow music lovers to join our conversation about some of our favourites.”

Deb Grant says: “It’s a total honour to be joining the 6 Music family for New Music Fix Daily, even more so to be working alongside a station legend like Tom on a show that champions something so fundamental to the station’s ethos – new music! There are so many bands I’ve fallen in love with having first heard them on 6 Music and the idea of being able to make that happen for listeners, not to mention myself, every day is beyond exciting. Truly a dream gig!”

Marc Riley says: “I’ve been calling Gid ‘The Guv’nor’ for the last 16 years so this is my chance to learn from the best in the business! We’ll be joining forces to do what we’ve both always done on 6 Music – sharing music and sessions from the artists we love.”

Gideon Coe says: “Marc plays great records and hosts fantastic sessions. I very much look forward to doing that alongside him. I also look forward to continuing to provide late-night radio for the 6 Music listeners. They remain the most important part of any programme.”

On Fridays, Tom Ravenscroft will continue to share his passion for the underground club scene in The Ravers Hour, 11pm-12am. The weekly New Music Fix and New Album Fix shows on Fridays, 12am-5am, will see Jamz Supernova joining Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs, curating an hour of her favourite brand-new tracks for listeners, from 2am-3am.

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