Shaun Keaveny to leave BBC 6 Music after 14 years

Shaun Keaveny

BBC 6 Music presenter Shaun Keaveny is to leave the station in September after 14 years.

The DJ, host of the afternoon show since January 2019, said: “Things change, places change, people change, and it’s time for a change.”

He thanked listeners for being “unceasingly funny, always kind” and being there through “births… bad curries, deceased pets, the lot”.

A new afternoon schedule will be announced in due course.

Keaveny joined 6 Music in 2007, originally hosting a late evening programme before taking over the breakfast show that April. He stayed in that slot for 11 years before moving to the early afternoons.

Samantha Moy, head of 6 Music, said: “From night time to breakfast time to lunchtime, Shaun has created a world on 6 Music that is distinctly his own and which has been a joy to share. His listeners, fellow presenters and all of us at 6 Music will miss him.

“When he leaves us in September, it will be with a huge amount of love and the warmest of wishes for his next wonderful adventure. Thank you Shaun.”

Reacting to the announcement, a post on the 6 Music Twitter account read: “Thank you for everything… your listeners, fellow presenters and all of us at 6 Music will miss you greatly.”

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Keaveny helped 6 Music break its own record as the UK’s biggest digital-only radio station last year – reaching a record 2.56 million listeners, according to Rajar figures.

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