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About BBC 1Xtra

Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 1Xtra live, which is the sister station of BBC Radio 1. Launched in 2002 when the growing popularity of underground music forced BBC Radio 1 to start a separate station focusing on the line of urban dance and rhythmic contemporary music. The target audience is slightly younger than the parent station's, so the nearly 1 million weekly listeners are mainly from the under 30 age group. The radio's playlist lines up the latest music from a very diverse genre and subgenre selection, mainly from the so-called black music, so hip-hop, R&B, house, drum&bass, garage, afrobeat, dancehall and soca are aired. 1Xtra's unbeatable musical palette is supervised by Dotty, DJ Target, MistaJam, Snoochie Shy, Trevor Nelson and David Rodigan.

BBC 1Xtra 's slogan: “We Do This For The Culture”

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DigitalTV: Freeview: Channel 701, Freesat: Channel 701, Sky: Channel 0137, Virgin: Channel 907
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Target goes on a UK Touchdown Tour with Radio 1Xtra
1Xtra will be showcasing the best in new and emerging homegrown artists and talent within the music scene from across the UK this month. Across four weeks (Monday-Thursday, 7-9pm) presenter Target will be touching down in a total of sixteen different cities including; Sheffield, Belfast, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and more. Celebrating local talent and getting to know more about each region’s unique music scene, Target will be connecting with artists and DJs in that area including...More >> - 07.04.2021
Nadia Jae gets breakfast full-time on BBC Radio 1Xtra
Nadia Jae is the new permanent host of the BBC Radio 1Xtra breakfast show after covering the programme since Dotty left in July. Nadia first joined 1Xtra in 2018 as part of 1Xtra’s Residency and has since risen up the ranks, from presenting 1Xtra’s Weekend Breakfast show, to temporarily hosting weekday mornings on the station since August. Nadia Jae says: “After four months of covering I have fallen in love with The 1Xtra Breakfast Show, and I’m proud to officially call it mine! “The show is the spearhead of the station and I can’t thank management, production, my fellow presenters and the listeners enough for making me feel at home...More >> - 17.12.2020
More syndicated programmes for BBC Radio this Christmas
The official launch of Christmas at BBC network radio will take place on Tuesday 1st December when Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, 1Xtra, Asian Network, Radio 2 and 6 Music come together for a syndicated show. The BBC Radio Christmas House Party will see the six services come together to launch their festive celebrations at 5pm. And BBC local radio stations will be handing over their local frequencies for more networked shows than usual over Christmas with only seven hours of local output on Christmas Day as all 39 stations take the same shows before 7am and after 2pm. Between Christmas and New Year, local stations will also syndicate from 6pm till 6am with Nana Akua from 6pm and Jim Davis from 10pm...More >> - 30.11.2020
Sideman quits 1Xtra over BBC’s use of racist word in news report
Sideman has left 1Xtra with immediate effect following the BBC using a racist slur in a news report. The 1Xtra presenter announced his departure from the station on social media, saying it felt like “a slap in the face to our community”. It happened after the N-word was used in a report about a racially aggravated attack in Bristol, broadcast by Points West and the BBC News Channel. In a video posted on Instagram, Sideman said: “This is an error in judgement where I can’t just smile with you through the process and act like everything is okay. “I’m happy working with organisations until we all get it right, but this feels like more than getting it wrong. The action and the defence of the action feels like a slap in the face to our community...More >> - 09.08.2020
Faron McKenzie named Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced Faron McKenzie as the new Head of the station. Faron has been with the BBC since 2017 and has recently led the corporation’s first ever Creative Diversity Xperience (CDX) which took place on 28 – 29 July 2020 and brought together iconic stars, cultural disruptors and influencers to showcase the vibrancy, innovation and leadership of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent in the creative industry. As Marketing Manager for Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network he was also involved in the first-ever paid strategic partnership with GRM Daily and LinkUp TV for BBC Three’s ‘The Rap Game’...More >> - 06.08.2020
UK Afrobeats Chart to launch on BBC Radio 1Xtra
A new countdown is heading to BBC Radio 1Xtra this weekend with the launch of the Official UK Afrobeats Chart. The Top 20 weekly rundown will spotlight the fast rising Afrobeats scene in the UK, initiated by the Afro Nation festival and compiled by the Official Charts Company. It will use UK sales and streaming data from over 9,000 outlets, incorporating audio and video streams, downloads and physical sales. The very first chart will be unveiled in a special The Official UK Afrobeats Show on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Sunday 26th July from 1pm-3pm, featuring a range of hosts and artists from around the world...More >> - 21.07.2020
BBC launches search for best new spoken word artists in lockdown
BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network have launched Words First alongside BBC Arts and Contains Strong Language Festival, aiming to discover the best emerging spoken word artists from across the UK. Working together with poetry organisations across the country, the Words First scheme is looking for people who are passionate about spoken word in any form. From rappers and MCs to poets and lyricists, anyone with an interest in developing their spoken word skills can apply from 29 May until 19 June 2020. In previous years, shortlisted artists would attend regional workshops in person...More >> - 29.05.2020
What does the BBC’s Annual Plan say about Radio?
OPINION: The BBC is required to publish its annual plan each year. Just as with every broadcaster, however – and every industry – this year’s is atypical. Even when the COVID crisis abates, life will never be the same again. My notes here focus largely on radio, but it is worth citing the general headlines from the report, which bear out Ofcom’s latest research published yesterday: “As social distancing began in the UK in the third week of March, pan-BBC reach among adults peaked at 94%. That is: 94% of the British public used the BBC that week. 86% of young adults aged 16-34 used the BBC that week, up from 77% the week before”...More >> - 21.05.2020
Radio 1 makes Stay Home Live Lounge to raise money
BBC Radio 1 is to record its biggest ever Live Lounge for charity amid the coronavirus crisis, featuring Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, AJ Tracey, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and more. The Stay Home Live Lounge will be broadcast for the first time across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music and Asian Network from midday on Thursday 23 April and will see some of the music industry’s biggest stars collaborate on a cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ to raise money for charities, with the accompanying video to receive its world exclusive premiere during BBC One’s The Big Night In...More >> - 22.04.2020

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Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly
14:29Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly
Olivia Swann - Gaslight
14:25Olivia Swann - Gaslight
Chronixx - Freedom Fighter
14:20Chronixx - Freedom Fighter
Brinsley Forde - Find A Way
14:16Brinsley Forde - Find A Way
Alborosie - For The Culture
14:13Alborosie - For The Culture
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Wait In Vain
14:09Bob Marley & The Wailers - Wait In Vain
YEИDRY - You (feat. Damian Marley)
14:04YEИDRY - You (feat. Damian Marley)
Ward 21 - Hooligan Style
14:02Ward 21 - Hooligan Style
TeeJay - Rags To Riches
13:51TeeJay - Rags To Riches
Sevana - Mango
13:35Sevana - Mango
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BBC 1Xtra's schedule19

01:00 - Amapiano to AfroHouse
DJ Maphorisa in the mix
The biggest names in Amapiano and AfroHouse with exclusive mixes every week on 1Xtra.
02:00 - 1Xtra's Cosmic Wind Down
Jamz Supernova, Unwind with an hour of blissed out bops
Journey to a universe of blissed-out bops to help you unwind with Jamz Supernova.
03:00 - 1Xtra's R&B Show
Everything R&B with DJ Ace - Alana Maria and Prima
Ace is joined by West London singer Alana Maria and Prima is in the 1 Take.
05:00 - 1Xtra's R&B Show
Ace's Old Skool R&B Hour
The BEST Old Skool R&B, featuring classic anthems and forgotten gems, mixed by Ace.
06:00 - 1Xtra's R&B Chill Mix
Lost In The Feels
Nadia Jae curates a mix of laid-back R&B from Ling Hussle, Normani, Bryson Tiller & more!
07:00 - Remi Burgz
Remi injects the best music, laughs & energy into your weekend mornings. @1Xtra on social
10:32 - Remi Burgz presents The Gospel Corner
Remi serves you the ultimate food for your soul, an uplifting gospel mix! @1Xtra on social
11:00 - Trevor Nelson
Trevor goes Old Skool...
Trevor Nelson eases you into your day with classic R&B and hip hop gems. @1Xtra on social
13:00 - 1Xtra Summer
with Jada Kingdom
All the feels of Summer... with Jada Kingdom
14:00 - David Rodigan
The best Sunday reggae vibes. @1Xtra on social
16:00 - Rampage
Old skool, Rampage style! @1Xtra on social
19:00 - Heartless Crew
Heartless Crew take over 1Xtra! @1Xtra on social
21:00 - 1Xtra Talks with Richie Brave
Richie Brave and guests with the biggest group chat of the week. @1Xtra on social
22:00 - 1Xtra's R&B Show
Everything R&B with DJ Ace
Your weekly fix of everything R&B with DJ Ace! @1Xtra on social