Influential musician Iggy Pop will be taking permanent residency on BBC Rado 6 Music, hosting a weekly Friday night show from 7pm to 9pm. The show, which will replace the ‘6 Mix Show’, will be presented from his US studio and Iggy has recently stated that it will include both old classics and new music: “It’s kind of an edgy point right at the end of the designated work week, and I’ll try to play quite a bit of music that’s new and stimulating, mixed with very old classics from the blues and jazz masters of the 1920s through 50s that are a little more moody. I’m gonna think myself as a kind of atmospheric bartender. I’ll try to do my very best”.
Paul Rodgers, Radio 6’s head of programs, also expressed his joy at having Iggy take over the Friday night ‘happy hour’ saying, “In the recent Rajar figures, Iggy had driven his Sunday afternoon show to a slot record of over 300,000 listeners…To welcome him back in a permanent slot on the network is a dream come true for me and our listeners, and we all look forward to hearing his eclectic musical selections each Friday evening”.