Craig Charles to host new BBC Radio 6 Music show from Salford

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by Alistair Hardaker
Craig Charles

Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of BBC Radio 6 Music’s weekday afternoon show from 1pm - 4pm, and will broadcast from Salford. 

Beginning in October, Charles will take over from Shaun Keaveny, who recently announced he was leaving 6 Music.

Charles will continue to present his existing shows, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show as well as The Craig Charles House Party on Radio 2.

The BBC said the show will be “an uplifting and eclectic mix of music and include guests from across the worlds of music, comedy, TV and film.” 

Charles says: “I’m made up to be able to present a brand new show on 6 Music later this year. So, join me each weekday afternoon for a cup of tea, a chat and where I’ll be playing some cracking tunes from across the musical spectrum. I can’t wait to get started - bring it on!”

Samantha Moy, Head of 6 Music added: “Craig Charles has been part of the 6 Music family since we first arrived on the airwaves in 2002. Over the years, his Funk And Soul Show has become must-listen radio on Saturday nights - bags of brilliant records and loads of laughter. We can look forward to more of the same on weekday afternoons - with an even bigger record bag full of music from across the genres and eras, right up to the present day - here on 6 Music.”

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