"Whatever the day brings for our listeners we intend to get them ready for it with a fantastic selection of music"
Lauren Laverne has been announced as the new presenter of BBC Radio 6 Music’s breakfast show, taking over from current host Shaun Keaveny.
She’ll take up the new post from early next year, moving from her traditional mid-morning slot. That slot will then be filled by Mary Anne Hobbs, while Keaveny will present weekday afternoons, accompanied by Music News presenter Matt Everitt.
Check out the new schedule shake-up below.
Monday to Friday
5am-7.30am Chris Hawkins (from 5am-7am)
7.30am-10.30am Lauren Laverne (moving from 10am-1pm)
10.30am-1pm Mary Anne Hobbs (from 7am-10am, Saturday and Sunday)
1pm-4pm Shaun Keaveny (moving from 7am-10am)
Saturday and Sunday
7-10am Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie (moving from weekdays, 1pm-4pm)
Describing her new role, Laverne said: ““I’m so excited about our new show and delighted to be part of the next phase of 6 Music’s evolution.
“Whatever the day brings for our listeners we intend to get them ready for it with a fantastic selection of music and guests who have something worth hearing to say. I can’t wait to get started!”
Keaveny added: “The last 11 years, four months and three days of breakfast radio has allowed me to create an entire world of daftness, aided and abetted by my most wonderful listeners, who I’m chuffed to be able to leave in the care of my relay partner, Lauren Laverne.
“Breakfast radio has reduced me to the kind of person that cries at traffic lights and remonstrates with shopping trolleys, so I give joyful thanks for the opportunity to take my show into the afternoons and sleep past 5.13am. There I’ll try my best to eventually build a show that’s a worthy successor to the legacy of Mark and Stuart, two of my genuinely favourite broadcasters.”