Lorna Clarke, BBC Controller of Pop, has confirmed Samantha Moy as the new Head of Station for BBC Radio 6 Music.
Lorna commented: “Using her wide range of experience in broadcast production, Sam will continue to evolve this exciting radio station that means so much to music lovers.”
Moy added: “I’m privileged and honoured to be appointed to lead BBC Radio 6 Music – a radio station made for and made by music lovers. The relationship with our audience has gone from strength to strength, as our brilliant presenters, supported by our talented production teams, have provided the perfect combination of music, conversation and connection during these challenging times. I’m proud to lead this fantastically creative and inspiring team, who I know feel as passionately about 6 Music as I do.”
Moy has been 6 Music’s Head of Content Commissioning since 2018, having previously worked as the station’s Network Editor. She started her career in radio at Kiss 100 in London, joining independent production company Somethin’ Else to produce programmes for Radio 1, Radio 2 and the BBC World Service. She joined BBC Radio 1 in 2002 where she produced the Evening Session, Jo Whiley and the Live Lounge, The Chris Moyles Show, Greg James and Annie Mac amongst others. Moy was also an Event Producer at the BBC Electric Proms in 2008-2009, broadcast on BBC TV and radio.
Moy will start her new role on August 17th.
It was announced last month that Paul Rodgers, currently Senior Head of Commissioning for 6 Music, is leaving the BBC this summer.