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UK stations line-up for International Radio Festival

BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Jazz FM, MiSoul, Fun Kids, United DJs, Hits Radio and Flex FM are just some of the radio stations taking part in the International Radio Festival in Malta this year. They’ll be broadcasting live from the Piazza D’Armi in Valletta, reaching over 100 million potential listeners around the globe. Now in its 9th year, this international broadcasting event represents the first and only global conference...

Publication date: 16.10.2018

Big Zuu, Nadia Jae, Tash LC and Moses Boyd lead the new line-up for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Residency

Big Zuu, Nadia Jae, Tash LC and Moses Boyd are the latest DJs to be signed to 1Xtra’s Residency, a show which champions the next generation of fresh new talent (Wednesdays, 11pm-1am). The Residency starts on Wednesday 10 October and the DJs will rotate over a six-month period. The new line-up is as follows:...

Publication date: 05.10.2018

Kenny Allstar replaces DJ Semtex at BBC Radio 1Xtra

Kenny Allstar is starting a new Friday night show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, 9pm till 1pm, replacing DJ Semtex. DJ, producer and broadcaster Kenny Allstar has been honing his craft, working with the likes of Ghetts, Hardy Caprio, Mike Skinner, Headie One, M Huncho, Aitch and more. Kenny is across everything and everyone in the hip-hop scene, from rap to grime to drill to afro swing and the station says...

Publication date: 26.09.2018

Popcaan, Stefflon Don and Kojo Funds added to the 1Xtra Live line-up

BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced three additional artists for this year’s 1Xtra Live line-up. Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family, the station’s flagship live music event will take place in London at the O2 Arena on Saturday 22 September. Popcaan says: “The UK holds a special place in my heart so can’t wait to perform for you guys all my UK fans look out for a very special performance.”

Publication date: 16.08.2018

RAJAR Q2 2018: London and national brands update

Kiss has taken over from Capital as the biggest commercial radio station in London in the latest Q2/2018 RAJAR listening figures. Capital’s audience in the capital is down 10.8% year on year to 2.063m, while Kiss has had a great quarter, hitting 2.087m weekly listeners – 24,000 more than its rival. In third place is Magic (1.667m), which leapfrogs rival Heart this quarter (1.404m). LBC is in fifth on reach with 1.280m listeners in the capital (down 9.3% year on year).

Publication date: 02.08.2018

1Xtra appoints DJ Target and Sarah Beaumont as joint music leads

The annual digital radio event, Drive to Digital, will see Bob Shennan, Dee Ford and Margot James address delegates this year. Drive to Digital 2018, proudly sponsored by Arqiva, is a major annual event for the wider radio industry. This year the event will focus on ‘The future of radio’ with significant contributions to the debate from broadcasters, Government and the supply chain.

Publication date: 25.06.2018

BBC Radio 1Xtra follows BBC Radio 2 to Ibiza

Following on from the announcement that Radio 2 is heading to Ibiza, 1Xtra has just announced it too is going to the island for the first time to broadcast live. 1Xtra is to take over Ibiza Rocks on Saturday 4th August, hosted by Charlie Sloth and DJ Target, with DJ sets from MistaJam, DJ Charlsey and Sian Anderson.

Publication date: 07.06.2018