Lauren Laverne curates an hour of her favourite new releases. Tom Ravenscroft curates an hour of his favourite new music. Beautiful new music of every texture, colour and origin. Steve Lamacq curates an hour of his favourite new music. Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.
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Chris Hawkins will revert to his usual weekday time-slot of 5am Weekdays will now feature both Mary Anne Hobbs Steve Lamacq will continue to broadcast from 4pm-7pm. Saturdays will see The Huey Show, with Huey Morgan, broadcast from 10am-1pm, with Liz Kershaw returning to her pre-lockdown timeslot of 1pm-3pm.
BBC 6 Music has been described as a "dedicated alternative music station". She claimed that "men tend to be more interested in the intellectual side of the music, the tracks, where albums have been made, that sort of thing". The studios are located on the ground floor of Dock House. The Sunday Times reported that following the public outcry over the proposed closure, 6 Music would be rebranded as Radio 2 Extra, retaining a similar playlist but broadcasting for only 12 hours a day  but Tim Davie, head of audio and music at the BBC, denied this was a possibility. Five months after rumours of closure first emerged, the BBC Trust announced that it was not convinced by the BBC Executive's plans and that the station would not be closed.