Radiohead are to run the digital radio station BBC 6 Music for a week at Christmas. The band are to choose music, artists and programming throughout the week beginning Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th December. All five members of the band will have complete access to the BBC archive searching for rare recordings, hidden gems and music documentaries -scrutinising nearly 1200 pages of data with over 7000 artists to make their selection.
Radiohead will curate 6 Music under the heading The 6 Music Selector contributing to all areas of the output, guesting on programmes, co presenting shows, selecting exclusive recordings and contributing website material. Each selection is presented by one of the band members and filters through the days’ output giving an insight to the band and a special feel to the week’s Christmas programming on 6 Music.
John Sugar programme editor at 6 Music says “We are delighted to have Radiohead on board – they are one of the UK’s leading rock bands, and huge music enthusiasts. It will be exciting for our listeners to see what Radiohead do with this creative freedom and what it reveals about the group’s personal taste and influences. It is going to be an extremely exciting and interesting Christmas week on 6 Music”
6 Music is a BBC digital radio station that champions the very best in rock and popular music, and can be accessed via DAB digital radio, digital satellite television, Freeview, digital cable television and the internet www.bbc.co.uk/6music