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Date set for new Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James

Greg James will start the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show earlier than expected, he has announced on BBC Breakfast TV. He was a guest on the show today, Friday morning, to announce the new programme will start on Monday 20th August rather than the previously expected date of September 3rd.

Publication date: 10.08.2018

Nick Grimshaw hosts his last Radio 1 Breakfast Show

Ahead of Greg James taking over the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Nick Grimshaw has thanked his breakfast show listeners for listening over the last six years. Nick hosted his last show today by playing some of the biggest songs he’s featured during his time on the programme, along with one final nixtape.

Publication date: 09.08.2018

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

Kylie Minogue leads BBC Music Day celebrations

Kylie Minogue is headlining the promotion of BBC Music Day 2018, which will be heard across BBC Radio on Friday 28th September. Gareth Malone and Jarvis Cocker are also amongst the famous names taking part in the event, featured on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 6 Music and local and regional stations. Kylie has recorded some music-related messages that will be played out at major rail stations on that day and...

Publication date: 31.07.2018

Greg James thanks listeners as he leaves Drivetime

Greg James has said thank you to his listeners and his co-host Chris Smith for his last six years on the Drive show at Radio 1. Greg presented his last show on Thursday last week ahead of moving to Breakfast in the autumn. He posted a message on Instagram along with a photo of his team, saying he’s sad to be not working with Chris Smith anymore as he’s become his best mate.

Publication date: 23.07.2018

ReelWorld wins BBC Radio 1 Summer Mixes project

ReelWorld has been chosen to deliver the creative for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Summer Mixes. The MediaCityUK-based company is producing all the new content for this year’s output – over 20 hours of music mixes – covering a wide range of styles and eras.

Publication date: 06.07.2018

2018 New York Radio Festivals winners announced

Two of the five top ‘Grand Awards’ of the New York International Radio Festivals have gone to the UK this year, thanks to the BBC and TBI Media. The BBC won in the Best Digital Special Event category for putting on BBC Radio 1 Vintage for the station’s 50th birthday last year, whilst TBI Media took home the prize for its Born This Way documentary made for BBC Radio 2.

Publication date: 19.06.2018

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

BBC Radio announces Royal Wedding plans

All of the BBC’s network radio stations are pulling out the stops to cover the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May, with special shows – including live OBs from Windsor.

Publication date: 04.05.2018

BBC Radio 1 announces major schedule changes

BBC Radio 1 has announced a major overhaul of its line-up, with the weekend schedule now starting on Fridays. New shows are announced for Maya Jama and Mollie King, with Scott Mills taking over the chart show.

Publication date: 10.04.2018