Congratulations for this has to be given to the radio public, the musicians and the people who make BBC 6 Music tick. From the depths of almost being shut down by the Beeb it has now won the biggest prize in from this form media in the UK. Yes they are the first digital only station to win this accolade.
You often see me mentioning various shows that are broadcast by the station most notably the BBC Live Music Hour transmitted daily currently at 3am. This is where they bring you a live concert and some sessions from the vaults of the BBC. They also have great documentaries on various aspects of music, be it a musician, a venue, a style of music or just an era.
Generally my night-time listening nowadays usually involves listening to Gideon Coe, whom I have often tweeted to about various musical issues. No could ever replace the late great John Peel, but Mr Coe has his imitable style that is being almost horizontally laid back. So if you have nothing much else to do weekdays at 9pm then before you know it will be midnight. I do like his themed nights too.
An award justly given with such DJ’s as Steve Lamaq, Radcliffe and Maconi and Tom Robinson who has introduced many new unsigned acts to the digital world. Not to mention the irrepressible Marc Riley or Chris Hawkins who keeps the station going throughout the night. Then there’s Craig Charles unashamed love of funk music or Huey Morgan from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals who brings a new element in. Lastly but not least you the audience.
I give you BBC 6 Music – Sony Radio Academy Awards 2012 – Station Of The Year.