6 Mu­sic sings the changes for 2019

The Observer - The New Review - - Audio - Mi­randa Sawyer Lau­ren Lav­erne Mary Anne Hobbs Shaun Keav­eny BBC 6 Mu­sic

New year, new regime. Ra­dio 2 starts its big shake-up to­mor­row, with Zoe Ball and Sara Cox slid­ing into their fresh week­day time slots of break­fast and driv­e­time re­spec­tively: ex­pect tabloid cov­er­age and on-air laffs. Ra­dio 1’s Char­lie Sloth bowed out from the sta­tion in Oc­to­ber, with the young yet ex­pe­ri­enced Tif­fany Calver tak­ing over his 9pm Satur­day night Rap Show slot, and Rickie, Melvin and Char­lie, ex-Kiss FM, due to start in his week­day evening The 8th slot soon. Calver had her first show on 5 Jan­uary, so I’ll re­view her in a cou­ple of weeks; Rickie, Melvin and Char­lie aren’t on 1 for a while, but should be just the ticket.

So shall we turn to 6 Mu­sic? All BBC na­tional ra­dio sta­tions have been un­der pres­sure to change their ros­ters since Of­com started over­see­ing the Beeb in 2017. It stated ex­plic­itly that the BBC should “re­flect the di­ver­sity of the United King­dom”. Oops, thought

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