From January 5th 2013, every BBC Local Radio station across England and the Channel Islands will broadcast a BBC Introducing programme from 8pm on Saturday evenings.

"This new dedicated Saturday night timeslot for all the BBC Introducing shows is great news and means that music fans, wherever they are, know when to tune into BBC Local Radio to discover the latest new music in their area with one single appointment to listen each week across networks," says Jason Carter, Head of Live Music & Events & BBC Introducing. "The change across the local Introducing shows underlines BBC Introducing’s continued commitment to supporting unsigned artists and under the radar talent."

This seems like a great step forward to us.