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BBC 1Xtra’s UK Touchdown Tour returns with up-and-coming artists

BBC 1Xtra’s UK Touchdown Tour with DJ Target is set to return showcasing up-and-coming artists.

Publication date: 17.01.2024

Chuckie to replace DJ Ace on the BBC Radio 1Xtra R&B Show

DJ Ace is leaving 1Xtra after 21 years as Chuckie is lined up to replace him on the R&B Show. Ace joined 1Xtra in 2002 and has since hosted a number of shows across the network from Weekend Breakfast to the 1Xtra Live Lounge show. His last show will be on Saturday 20 January 2024.

Publication date: 21.12.2023

1Xtra’s Tiffany Calver to broadcast show from Amsterdam Dance Event

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ, Tiffany Calver is to air a special version of her show live from the Amsterdam Dance Event.

Publication date: 19.10.2023

1Xtra to launch another weekday show from Birmingham with DJ Day Day

BBC Radio 1Xtra is to launch its second daytime show outside of London with DJ Day Day hosting mid-mornings from Birmingham.

Publication date: 12.10.2023

Multiple BBC radio programme commissions available following Somethin’ Else handback

According to, talks are ongoing over concerns about diminishing commercial returns on making the shows.

Publication date: 09.10.2023

Honorary Doctorate for former 1Xtra presenter Reece Parkinson

Former Radio 1Xtra presenter Reece Parkinson has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Media and Communications by the University of East London. He received the award from UEL’s Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Amanda Broderick, at a ceremony at the University’s Dockland’s campus.

Publication date: 08.09.2023

Radio 1 and 1Xtra to broadcast live from Reading Festival

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra will be at the Reading and Leeds festivals across the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Publication date: 22.08.2023

1Xtra, 6 Music and Radio 2 to celebrate 50 years of hip hop

BBC Hip Hop 50 is a celebration of 50 years of hip hop on BBC Radio, Sounds and iPlayer across the month of August. 1Xtra, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 will take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations...

Publication date: 26.07.2023

1Xtra’s access all areas and backstage plans for Wireless 2023

BBC Radio 1Xtra is official broadcast partner for Wireless 2023 and has released its access all areas and exclusive backstage plans for the three-day festival. Wireless returns to London’s Finsbury Park on 7 – 9th July and BBC 1Xtra will broadcast live from the site with...

Publication date: 21.06.2023

BBC Radio 1Xtra introduces two new radio shows

BBC Radio 1Xtra is launching two new radio shows which will also feature prominently on-demand via BBC Sounds. The first new show, 1Xtra’s Rap List, will air weekly in the schedule on Wednesday’s 11pm-1am and then as a flagship on demand offer for 1Xtra on BBC Sounds...

Publication date: 31.05.2023