Riley & Coe cut back as part of changes at BBC Radio 6 Music

Gideon Coe and Marc Riley are having their hours cut at BBC Radio 6 Music to make way for a new evening schedule.

The station is launching two brand new shows – New Music Fix Daily, Monday to Thursday, 7pm till 9pm, and Riley & Coe, Monday to Thursday, 10pm till 12am, with music and conversation.

Marc Riley will host solo on Mondays and Gideon Coe on Thursdays, but will co-host together on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Currently, the long-serving 6 Music presenter have their own shows from 7pm till midnight weekdays.

Meanwhile, Tom Ravenscroft and Deb Grant will host New Music Fix Daily live from Salford.

Samantha Moy, Head of 6 Music, says: “A love of music unites all of our 6 Music presenters. And bringing Marc & Gid and Tom & Deb together means even more music will be found and shared with our audience, giving a new sound to 6 Music at night.”

Elshewhere on the evening schedule, 9pm till 10pm will be the artists themselves, as 6 Music’s Artist in Residence moves to Monday-Thursday from 5th June.

On Fridays, Tom Ravenscroft will continue to share his passion for the underground club scene in The Ravers Hour (11pm-12am). The Ravers Hour, broadcast from Salford, is Tom’s curation of the finest emerging DJs and producers from across the globe.

6 Music’s weekly New Music Fix and New Album Fix shows (Fridays, 12am-5am), will also continue, with Jamz Supernova joining the New Music Fix family of Steve Lamacq and Mary Anne Hobbs, curating an hour of her favourite brand new tracks for listeners, from 2am-3am. Jamz currently presents Jamz Supernova on 6 on Saturdays (1pm-3pm).

Marc Riley says: “I’ve been calling Gid ‘The Guv’nor’ for the last 16 years so this is my chance to learn from the best in the business! We’ll be joining forces to do what we’ve both always done on 6 Music – sharing music and sessions from the artists we love.”

Gideon Coe says: “Marc plays great records and hosts fantastic sessions. I very much look forward to doing that alongside him. I also look forward to continuing to provide late-night radio for the 6 Music listeners. They remain the most important part of any programme.”

Tom Ravenscroft says: “Every day, thousands of new tracks are released, bands are formed in bedrooms and the search for the perfect beat continues. Deb and I will be inviting listeners and fellow music lovers to join our conversation about some of our favourites.”

Deb Grant says: “It’s a total honour to be joining the 6 Music family for New Music Fix Daily, even more so to be working alongside a station legend like Tom on a show that champions something so fundamental to the station’s ethos – new music! There are so many bands I’ve fallen in love with having first heard them on 6 Music and the idea of being able to make that happen for listeners, not to mention myself, every day is beyond exciting. Truly a dream gig!”

Jamz Supernova says: “One of the things I love most about my Saturday show is being able to share my new musical discoveries with listeners. There’s always so much to be excited about, and I can’t wait to bring you a whole hour of my favourite brand new tracks every week.”