BBC 6 Music is Basically the Best Radio Station Ever, Says YouGov Survey

By Holly Brockwell on at

A new survey from YouGov has declared BBC Radio 6 Music the best on multiple fronts, including being the most innovative, relevant, and exciting.

The online survey of 4,009 UK residents over 16 found that 6 Music came top in 5 of the 12 metrics assessed:

Meanwhile, Planet Rock came top for being 'best of its type,' 'dynamic' and 'for people like me,' while Absolute Radio was declared the most fun, and BBC Radio 3 the highest quality and most trusted.

Radio X only managed to top one category, gaining 22% of the votes for 'improving'. This doesn't sound quite as positive as the others, because it implies that it wasn't very good to start with. But hey, it's getting better, apparently.

YouGov Associate Director Justin Marshall comments:

"Wider YouGov data indicates that just over 5% of the public has listened to 6 Music in the past month. It is clear from our study that while this listener base may seem small compared to some of the industry giants, the station has clearly built up a devoted fan-base that are invested in what it does, and what it represents.

As the station moves forward with a new schedule, it can be confident that up until now it has been close to note-perfect for those tuning in. The challenge of course is to attract even greater numbers, while not compromising on its ethos."

The station is currently engaged in a Black Power season to celebrate 50 years since the revolutionary Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympic games. Content includes a Female Empowerment Playlist, an hour-long playlist from the authors of Slay In Your Lane, and an interview with Tommie Smith, one of the two athletes to do the salute.