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“We got each other through some tricky times”: how BBC presenter Shaun Keaveny built a 12-year friendship with listeners

Keaveny's 6Music breakfast show was warm and genuinely funny. After more than a decade, he is moving to a new slot—and spoke to Prospect just before the first as live pilot

By Steve Bloomfield  

Shaun Keaveny launches his new show from 7th January. Photo: BBC/Leigh Keily

Shaun Keaveny is not wacky. He has no coterie of crazy sidekicks. He’s not a lad. He’s rarely upbeat—melancholic would be more accurate. In short, he is everything a breakfast radio DJ is not. And yet, for the past 12 years, his voice has mumbled into a few hundred thousand households across the country every morning (reaching more than a million listeners in total).

His breakfast show on BBC 6Music was warm, entertaining and genuinely funny. It…

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