'Grim Northern' seems the best way to sum up PM weekdays on 6 music, especially when Marc Riley comes on. I cant escape the feeling that it sounds like listening to Radio 1 last thing at night back in 1979...lots of bands sounding like Iggy and the Stooges doing 'I wanna be your dog'...great if you're and old punk, but aside from the odd Reggae track, its all a bit 'white' for my liking.
They may have accidentally created the perfect 'Student' radio show since their last upheaval, but its all too 'safe' for my tastes and too much retrospective/ airtime is lavished on bands that really belong on radio 2...Rolling Stones/ Bob Dylan etc.
Good points...Gilles Peterson, Don Letts and the 6mix.
With no commercial pressures they can pretty much play any music of their choice, so their daytime schedule really should just concentrate on playing new music, submitted directly from the artists * with as little waffle as possible.
*. afaik, new music has to be submitted to local BBC radio stations before being filtered and vetted through to 6music.