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Shaun Keaveny to leave 6 Music

By | Published on Monday 14 June 2021

Shaun Keaveny

Shaun Keaveny has announced that he is leaving BBC Radio 6 Music after nearly fifteen years at the station.

“Things change, places change, people change, and it’s time for a change, after fourteen years (it will seem longer to many) I’m leaving 6 Music”, says Keaveny in a statement to listeners. “You have been there through births, marriages, deaths, divorces, get togethers, break ups, great sandwiches, bad curries, deceased pets, the lot”.

“You have been unceasingly funny, always kind, always there with pendantry or support for even the silliest feature idea”, he continues. “I will be back with something soon, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride. In the meantime, feel free to buy me a pint in the Open Arms later, and remember, I love you”.

Referencing some of the features that have appeared on the DJ’s show, Samantha Moy, Head of 6 Music, adds: “Shaun W Keaveny. A broadcaster extraordinaire: MC of Middle Aged Shout Outs, presiding judge of the Small Claims Court and landlord of the Open Arms”.

“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”, she goes on. “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”.

Keaveny joined 6 Music in 2007, having previously presented shows on Xfm. He has presented the afternoon show since 2019. His final show on the station will be broadcast in September.