Fresh On The Net

This morning in the small hours (1-3am) we held a virtual party on Twitter to mark our last late-night Fresh On The Net radio show. If you’d like to see everybody’s tweets, the hashtag was #FarewellFOTN

However, when one door closes another opens – and from this Easter weekend I’ll be involved in some new and exciting happenings on 6 Music.

Firstly NowPlayingAt6Music has been nominated for a Sony Radio Award on May 14th, and moves to Sunday afternoons, following the Jarvis Cocker slot, from 6-8pm. Starting this Easter Sunday…

Secondly I get a new three-hour Saturday night show with a much bigger audience from 9pm-midnight. It will include vintage tracks from my record collection as well as new tunes, guests and the occasional session. Also, after next weekend, it’ll also go out live most weeks so that we can chat and interact with listeners.

And thirdly, our album-length podcasts not only continue uninterrupted, but will get their own 60 minute radio show on Monday mornings from 2-3am  – to be known as The Introducing Mixtape.

But in the meantime, if you would like to post memories of the last four years online, feel free to leave a comment here or on my BBC Blog.

Tom Robinson
Sunday 1st April 2012

Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...


  1. Hi Tom, thanks for playing our music over the last couple of years. It’s sad to see the end of such an important show for new artists but it’s great that you’re now playing to a bigger audience and able to introduce new artists. You deserve it! Good luck to you and the gang. Best wishes, Ged

  2. Thanks for the last few years Tom and let’s hope your new ventures have podcasts. For those of us in foreign parts it is usually the only way to keep up with such quality.

  3. Oh no, Tom, I wasn’t aware of this! Have been locked in the studio working on some tracks for the past 2 weeks with almost no time to check what was happening in the outside world…this is SO SAD 🙁 It has been such an honour to be on your show, and I championed it and promoted it as the best unsigned show here in the UK to all of my friends. I wish all the programs had the guts to play original, new and diverse music, regardless of their “marketability”. I do hope you get a fantastic new show that can rival Fresh on the Net. Please, keep me posted on your new shows! X

  4. Tom

    Thanks so much for your kind comments…

    @doublethumb: We played your lovely Gypsy Queen in the first of our highlights shows on Saturday night (people can hear it at
    http://doublethumb.bandcamp.com). The new Saturday night shows go out 9pm-=midnight.

    @GrahamRogers don’t worry, if you’re subscribed to the existing podcast, it will continue uninterrupted with very much the same content, though with even more music: 60 mins every time!

  5. I only really cottoned on to FOTN last year but really enjoyed listening to it & discovering great music I’d have otherwise never known about. Was an honour to have my music played on the show, too. Looking forward to the new show Tom, and keep up the brilliant work! Listening back to last night’s show right now.

  6. TOMMY! Well, overall it sounds like a major upgrade to me. The sun will still be shining here in sunny SoCal when your new show is on. We’ll take you to the beach!
    Cheers, brah, til we meet again,

  7. Val Del Prete

    Oh my..I realized only now you played my song on Sunday 1st. I don’t know how to thank you for this Tom. Totally flattered by being included on the last FOTN show, with so many brilliant artists you could have chosen from. I look forward to your new shows, it seems you’re definitely onto bigger things. Will tune in on Saturdays 9pm now onwards 🙂

    Thanks again!

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