Former NME writers lead the way at the digital radio station…

STEVE LAMACQ has been given a new afternoon show on radio station BBC 6MUSIC.

The former host of Radio 1’s Evening Session will take on the 4-7pm slot on the BBC’s music digital station.

Lamacq had presented the much-loved indie show for nine years before it was axed in 2002.

“It’s a very exciting time for music at the moment, so to be offered an extra five shows a week is a dream really,” he said. “It’s terrific to be given a new challenge at what I believe is an increasingly important station – one that’s aimed at people who really enjoy their music.”

“Hopefully the new show won’t be too po-faced or serious – and it certainly won’t just be me and a bunch of old indie records,” Lamacq added. “We’ll be delving into all sorts of music, with a lot of input from listeners. I’m just getting more nosey about what other people like.”

The new show begins on April 4, and the DJ will continue to present Lamacq Live every Monday from 9pm-1am on Radio 1.

In additional schedule changes at 6Music, Lamacq’s former colleague at NME, Andrew Collins, presents a new Sunday show from 2-5pm from April 10, as well as taking over the Saturday 6Music Chart Show.

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