Presenter Shaun Keaveny to leave BBC Radio 6 Music

BBC Radio 6 Music afternoon show presenter Shaun Keaveny is leaving BBC Radio 6 Music later this year.

The former 6 Music breakfast host will say goodbye to the network in September.

Shaun says: “Things change, places change, people change, and it’s time for a change, after 14 years (it will seem longer to many) I’m leaving 6 Music.

“You have been there through births, marriages, deaths, divorces, get togethers, break ups, great sandwiches, bad curries, deceased pets, the lot.

“You have been unceasingly funny, always kind, always there with pendantry or support for even the silliest feature idea. I will be back with something soon, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

“In the meantime, feel free to buy me a pint in the Open Arms later, and remember, I love you.”

Samantha Moy, Head of 6 Music, says: “Shaun W Keaveny. A broadcaster extraordinaire: MC of Middle Aged Shout Outs, presiding judge of the Small Claims Court and landlord of the Open Arms.

“From night time to breakfast time to lunchtime, Shaun has created a world on 6 Music that is distinctly his own and which has been a joy to share. His listeners, fellow presenters and all of us at 6 Music will miss him.

“When he leaves us in September, it will be with a huge amount of love and the warmest of wishes for his next wonderful adventure. Thank you Shaun.”

Shaun joined 6 Music and the BBC in early 2007, hosting the late evening show. In April 2007, he moved to host the 6 Music Breakfast Show until December 2018, when he bid farewell to over a decade of early starts with a special show from Maida Vale.

He has presented the Afternoon Show (1pm – 4pm) since January 2019.

The new afternoon schedule will be announced in due course.