Vinyl records
Digital station to go 'all vinyl' throughout New Year's day to round off month-long celebration of records

Here's a good bit of news for turntable enthusiasts: BBC Radio 6 Music has announced it will be playing only vinyl on New Year's Day.

Most BBC stations phased out vinyl in favour of CDs in the 1990s and the majority now use digital versions of songs.

According to the Beeb website, presenters Jarvis Cocker and Guy Garvey will be among those dusting off their turntables and Don Letts will be bringing his own seven-inch singles.

The "All Vinyl" day rounds off a month-long celebration of vinyl.

Station editor Paul Rodgers says: "In a world dominated by digital music, vinyl is a format still close to the hearts of many music lovers and increased sales demonstrate its enduring appeal."

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A spokeswoman for the station adds: "Listeners can expect rare gems, insights and a few crackles and pops when digital goes analogue for one day only."

Singer-songwriter Richard Hawley will host a show talking to prominent acts such as Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead about the joys and the pitfalls of vinyl.

Dance DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall and singer Cerys Matthews will also be joining the vinylfest in their shows.

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