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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

Newly announced Newsbeat presenters say reading bulletins on BBC Radio 1 is 'dream come true'

BBC Radio 1 has named two new presenters for Newsbeat, with the pair saying it is a “dream come true” to present the regular news bulletins. Ben Mundy will read out the 12.45pm and 5.45pm bulletins from Monday to Thursday. He replaces Chris Smith who has taken a role off-mic. Morning bulletins will be read by Roisin Hastie during the Radio 1 Breakfast show with Greg James.

Publication date: 27.09.2018

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

Will the BBC be on the Ball replacing Chris Evans?

Opinion: Howard Kosky, CEO & founder of broadcast specialists markettiers4DC, shares his thoughts on Chris Evans moving to Virgin Radio. It’s no surprise BBC Radio 2 is lining Zoe Ball up to fill the shoes of Chris Evans on the breakfast show. And what shoes they are to fill. Rumours Chris himself wanted a woman to replace him have been rife. More importantly, this is a perfect opportunity for the BBC to rack up some brownie points following...

Publication date: 24.09.2018

More speakers for the International Radio Festival

More speakers have been announced for the International Radio Festival taking place in Malta next month. BBC R&D’s Executive Producer Nicky Birch will cover exciting developments in voice-first audio formats, while international radio consultant and former Real Radio director John Simons will lead a panel on the rise of niche radio services from rock to jazz.

Publication date: 12.09.2018

Little Mix, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Sigrid and Jonas Blue lead the performances for BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards 2018

BBC Radio 1 today announced the star-studded line up for BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2018 with Little Mix, 5 Seconds of Summer, HRVY, Jack and Jack, Jonas Blue, Mabel, Not3s and Sigrid all set to perform at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday 21 October 2018. Hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenters Greg James, Maya Jama and Mollie King, the show will also feature the biggest names across music, television, film and sport, with more to be announced.

Publication date: 10.09.2018

Wisebuddah wins Radio 1 late show commission

BBC Radio 1’s new late indie show with Jack Saunders will be created by Wisebuddah, with Fuzz Chaudhrey hired to produce the nightly programme. Executive Producer Clare Chadburn and Assistant Producer Bradley Duggan will also work on the show, which airs Monday to Thursday from 11pm till 1am starting on September 3rd.

Publication date: 28.08.2018

Greg James welcomes listeners to Radio 1 Breakfast

Greg James has hosted his first breakfast show as permanent host of the slot, following Nick Grimshaw’s six-year run. The first track was Levels by Avicii, as chosen by a listener during the first few minutes of the show. Greg’s first words were “Oh hi, well, this is unbelievably exciting haha it is happening. I should probably start by introducing myself...

Publication date: 20.08.2018

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