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Sian Anderson takes Trevor Nelson’s 1Xtra Saturday show

Trevor Nelson is stepping down from his Saturday slot on 1Xtra to be replaced by Sian Anderson. Trevor will continue to host his Sunday show, but Sian will host Saturday and Friday from 4pm till 7pm. Sian moved to the Friday afternoon slot last year after hosting a Wednesday night show. Previously, Sian has presented several BBC documentaries including ‘Beyond The Music: Grime Photography’.

Publication date: 15.12.2018

Festive Highlights for 2018 on BBC Radio

BBC Radio has today announced its on-air highlights for the festive period. Bob Shennan, BBC Director of Radio & Music, says: “This Christmas BBC Radio will offer an unrivalled collection of programmes featuring the finest DJs, musicians and actors. Across our stations, teams have curated brilliant schedules with world-class talent - all of which are available on BBC Sounds.”

Publication date: 22.11.2018

Tiffany Calver takes over the Rap Show on Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra has hired Tiffany Calver to host The Rap Show, as a replacement for the recently departed Charlie Sloth. Tiffany starts on January 5th and comes from KissFresh where she hosted the Hip-Hop show till recently. She is the first female presenter to host the show, recently presented by Charlie and previously by Tim Westwood. Tiffany has been associated with big acts in the music scene having opened for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run’ tour earlier this year and...

Publication date: 16.11.2018

RAJAR Q3 2018: London and national brands update

Nick Grimshaw left the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with half a million more listeners than a year ago – handing them to Greg James who took over the show halfway through the last quarter. The show now attracts 5.75m listeners (Mon – Fri) and is up 465,000 Year on Year. In London, Capital is back on top with almost 2,100,000 listeners according to Reach in the London commercial radio battle, as Kiss slips back under the 2m listener mark (1,958,000). Magic is in third place (1.5m) whilst Heart comes in 4th (1.4m). But BBC Radio 4 continues to lead the London Reach with 2.4m listeners.

Publication date: 25.10.2018

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