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  • Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Usually just listen to Lauren on demand, I still have the faith.

    lemonysam
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    Weekends and evening (after mark Riley buggers off) are good, as is Lauren Laverne. Between lunch and dinner on weekdays it’s really, really poor though.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    don’t like the breakfast dj at all, or Edith at the weekends. Otherwise I am generally happy.

    pearlbaz
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    I must admit, the music quality isn’t bad, I think it’s just the fact that most of the DJ’s like the sound of their own voice a bit too much.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    i seem to be in the minority when it comes to 6 music. love it all day and evening on weekdays. not so keen at weekends with cerys, jarvis, craig charles, gilles etc. that lot leave me cold. obviously care a lot about their music, but its not my taste being a er.. sad ex-punk 🙂

    just love the forgotten gems that people like lamacq throw in from time to time.

    sweepy
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    Worth it for Gilles Peterson alone.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    too much playlist repetition – I like the music, generally, but if you listen to more than 1 (daytime) show you get most of it again

    Rorschach
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    Someone stab Kiz Kershaw.First hour or Gilles Peterson is great…then he loses the plot.

    Premier Icon Nick
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    Quite like Radcliffe and Maconie when I’m working from home, Gilles when gardening on a Saturday afternoon. Huey Morgan and Jarvis Cocker while cooking Sunday dinner.

    pearlbaz
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    A majority of my listening time is while Keaveney or Radcliffe/Maconie are on. I guess that’s the problem then.
    Time for some streaming 70’s rock until they reshuffle their daytime schedule.

    jamiea
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    Radcliffe & Maconie can get a tad annoying, Steve Lamacq’s show is getting a bit tired. I don’t turn on for Edith’s show anymore. Apart from that it’s all cool. Oh, Jarvis’ show is a bit weird.

    What was a surprise was Gilles Peterson’s show on saturday, ’twas the first time I’d really listened to it and I heard some really good music that I’d never normally seek out.

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    Premier Icon verses
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    Used to have it on 24/7, lately I find myself just tuning in for the shows I especially like (mainly Ravenscroft/Robinson/Coe/Matthews).

    pearlbaz
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    Has it become banal drivel, or am I just getting old. It really was the only station I would listen to, but now…
    so, recommend me an online station to inspire a 50 year old lab-rat.
    Anything but BBC or Heart!!

    Premier Icon verses
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    I like Radcliffe but can’t stick Maconie…

    Bring back Mark and Lard!

    toxicsoks
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    Keaveney needs binning, sharpish. Massive ego, very little talent.

    nbt
    Member

    Having been a listener of Radcliffe and Maconie since they started working together on the now-defunct Radio2, I’m beginning to lose my faith.

    jamiea
    Member

    Bring back Mark and Lard!

    Noooo, Riley’s show is much better than what a re-hashed Mark & Lard show would be!

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    I cant listen to Edith Bowman or Mary Anne Hobbs. Both vacuuous drivel merchants.

    But the rest of the time it’s pretty much all I listen to other than the Today Programme and PM on R4 at either end of the day. Unfortunately, in the car, I cant get R6 so it has to be R2 as long as it’s not Whiney Vine Time.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Very disappointing. Too much old crap, like a trendy version of Radio2.

    Heard Tom Ravenscroft show once which sounded ok, but don’t know when it’s on and can’t be arsed to seek it out.
    I’ll stay with the ‘net for finding new stuff. At least you don’t have to put up with moronic DJs (or stories about Bros reforming).

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Keaveney needs binning, sharpish. Massive ego, very little talent.

    Nah, a bit of gentle banter is what I want first thing in the morning.

    Premier Icon one_bad_mofo
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    Edith Bowman is getting bumped soon, and Huey Morgan is getting the Saturday morning slot.

    TheGingerOne
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    It should improve a bit as they have announced they are replacing Edith Bowman on Saturday morning with Huey and some other alterations too – can’t find the BBC News link, but article was there a couple of days ago

    Edit: Too slow

    cynic-al
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    Too many past hits popping up again and again for my tastes. Bowman is terrible!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I used to listen but I’ve gone off it. Too much waffle, talking about bands (ffs) and not enough good music. I listen to radio to hear good tunes in the background of my life, not learn about gigs and bands.

    Premier Icon verses
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    Edith Bowman is getting bumped soon, and Huey Morgan is getting the Saturday morning slot.

    Hooray!

    I hated that she was snuck in under the guise of being Buxton’s co-presenter, then he disappeared after a month…

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Pretty much listen to it from morning to night if I’m at home. Weekends I quite like Liz Kershaw’s programme, the occasional forgotten gem gets played. Craig Charles is for the early Saturday evening slot, great music for preparing and cooking dinner to. The guy directly preceding him is a bit hit and miss but mainly hit.

    Unfortunately not having DAB in the car it’s XFM if I’m northern, CDs if not. Jo Whiley on 2 in the evening has some good stuff too.

    In the office we have Radio 1 on. Same half a dozen tunes on repeat with celebrity obsessed no-marks presenting. I know it’s not aimed at my “group” but it still pisses me off.

    monkfish
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    weekday breakfast dj should be shot. You’re a worse comedian than you are a DJ. Bring back John Holmes from XFM for that slot although the clue is in the title it’s 6music not 6 inane banter.

    Radcliffe & Maconie are ok, can get a bit up themselves sometimes.

    Bowman and MA Hobbs are rubbish, lauren is excellent, lammo is pretty good too.

    Out of all of them Huey plays the best music IMO

    The station still knocks spots off any other despite my mithering.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I can’t stand most of the talking. I think I started a thread about it about a year ago. Turned it on expecting music only to get waffle, and interview (not music-related), waffle then one track in about 15mins.

    I then tried a few iPlayer versions and there’s definitely some good stuff on there, but on the whole I want back-to-back music with short interesting introductions to the music being played. I didn’t think that would be hard.

    So I went back to Last FM.

    shermer75
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    they have announced they are replacing Edith Bowman

    Now to get work on Hobbs…

    Premier Icon verses
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    The station still knocks spots off any other despite my mithering.

    Absolutely

    llama
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    Jarvis Cocker on Sunday afternoons is good.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    And how many times can they play the sodding Pixies in a day!>>!>??!?!? FFS!?!?!!

    I used to LIKE the Pixies. Now I’m fed up of them.

    PrinceJohn
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    And today’s people’s playlist was fantastic. Where else would a song from Pinocchio rub shoulders with the red hot chili peppers?

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    Best station overall.

    Like Shaun Keavney a lot
    Gilles Petersen is great
    Tom Ravescroft is good but on at the wrong time
    Love Don Letts
    Craig Charles does my head in but his taste in music is great and he doesn’t talk too much.
    Cerys is the best
    Hueys worth it
    MAH is into bikes and easy going on the mornings.
    But:
    Find Marc Riley annoying
    Can’t stand Jarvis Cocker
    Don’t get Maconie at all, ever.
    Don’t listen too much during the weekdays

    One thing I cant stand on any Radio station are the “listeners” who phone in.

    16stonepig
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    Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone is excellent. Sundays at 8pm.

    shermer75
    Member

    Tom Ravenscroft is the winner for me by far. Great music, doesn’t say too much

    edlong
    Member

    It’s pretty much the least bad station, isn’t it? Too much talking, too much samey music outside the specialist shows, particularly the classic music – I like the Cure but equally I like Public Enemy, you’ll hear plenty of the former and little of the latter in the general programming.

    It’s a very Lamacq station generally, and that’s not a compliment – everything that can ever be faulted with the NME applies equally to 6music. Indie snobs basically, and outside of the specialist shows, I’d say it’s very, very ‘white’ and guitary. Little or no hip hop, little or no ‘dance’ music of any kind, just guitars of lesser or greater jangliness.

    My listening now is mostly limited to Saturdays, and specifically Peterson and Charles. What I really don’t get is the vibe-killing scheduling of Tom Robinson following Craig Charles – you get three hours of funk and soul which creates a certain vibe and then CRASH here’s Tom with some plodding guitar noodling from the mid 1970s…

    spursn17
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    The trouble is that every radio station has to generalise for it’s tartget audience. I find that everyone’s music collection is a bit like a fingerprint, you’ll never find someone with the same collection of songs, they may be similar but never exactly the same.

    The Pixies obsession has been getting on my tits of late, but try listening to other stations and you’ll soon be back to 6. At least I hear the odd northern soul track on 6, and I still get surprised when they play a track I haven’t heard for 20 or 30 years.

    Keep the faith!

    grum
    Member

    As above – far too much talking for me.

    Craig Charles, Huey and Gilles Peterson are great though. Radcliffe and Maconie are ok.

    Premier Icon heebyjeeby
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    I like it a lot.
    Just got a new car with DAB and its all I listen to. Beats having to make the choice between R1 and R2 as far as I am concerned 😀

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