BBC Radio 6 Music is a British digital station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It broadcasts primarily an eclectic mix of alternative genres including rock, funk, punk and reggae as well as news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts and music documentaries. It is available only on digital platforms: DAB-radio, the Internet, digital television.

Slogan: "Celebrating the alternative spirit of music and culture"

Languges: English.

Formats: Alternative, Indie.

Genres: Rock, Pop.

First air date: 11 March 2002

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: United Kingdom and Internationally via Satellite and BBC Sounds

Main shows and presenters

  • Freak Zone Playlist
  • 6 Music Artist Collection
  • Cillian Murphy's Limited Edition
  • Chris Hawkins
  • Lauren Laverne
  • Mary Anne Hobbs
  • Steve Lamacq's Roundtable
  • Radcliffe and Maconie



  • Kobus
    Great station! I work at night and listen to streams. Music is on top! Doesn't let me sleep :) Thank you!
  • Stefan
    Pleasant music. I really love old hits. Already 30 years outside South Africa, so good for my language :-) Maybe sometimes also release new hits to keep up.