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Jackie Brambles joins Greatest Hits Radio to host evenings

Former BBC Radio 1 presenter Jackie Brambles is joining Greatest Hits Radio to host the weekday evening show. She’ll replace Darren Proctor who is leaving to explore new opportunities. Simon Mayo announced the news of Jackie joining on his Drive show today (Thursday) saying “Jackie is a top radio presenter and I’m delighted we’ll be reunited at Greatest Hits Radio. At Radio 1 she was always a delight to work with...

Publication date: 16.12.2021

Coventry to host BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend music event in 2022

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend will return in 2022 with a three-day music festival in Coventry’s War Memorial Park. Over 70,000 Radio 1 fans are expected to attend across the weekend from 27th to the 29th of May. In 2022 the festival will return to the field, with performances to air across Radio 1, BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer. Full broadcast information, along with line-up and ticketing details, will be announced soon...

Publication date: 16.11.2021

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy is on I’m a Celebrity this year

Snoochie Shy has been announced as one of the celebrities in the I’m a Celebrity show on ITV for 2021. This year the show will return to the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales and Ant & Dec will host live every night on ITV and ITV Hub from the castle. Snoochie, real name Cheyenne Davide, started working in radio at Radar Radio in London before joining the 1Xtra Residency in 2017...

Publication date: 16.11.2021

Radio 1 and Radio 2 work together on BBC Children in Need single

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 are joining forces to work with Niall Horan and Anne-Marie to create the BBC Children in Need single this year. The charity single, Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, is available for pre-order now, will be released by Atlantic Records on the day of the charity’s fundraising spectacular, Friday 19 November...

Publication date: 16.11.2021

Radio presenter Lauren Laverne speaks out for Sunderland

Lauren Laverne, an honorary graduate at the University of Sunderland, is helping showcase the University in a new promotional video. The Sunderland-born broadcaster voices the video, ‘Think Sunderland’, which celebrates the University’s career-focused courses, facilities, inclusive and culture and everything the city has to offer. Lauren, host of the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show and Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs...

Publication date: 15.11.2021

BBC Radio 1 launches Annie Nightingale Scholarship for emerging DJs

BBC Radio 1 has launched the Annie Nightingale Presents Scholarship, a brand-new initiative designed to champion up-and-coming women and non-binary DJs in the Dance scene. The Scholarship aims to celebrate and elevate talented women and non-binary people in the electronic music scene by providing them with a national platform to showcase their taste and expertise...

Publication date: 01.11.2021

BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts announces she has bowel cancer

Presenter Adele Roberts has announced via Insta that she missed her BBC Radio 1 breakfast shows this weekend because of an upcoming operation to remove a tumour. Adele revealed she was diagnosed at the start of October and is having surgery on Monday. Her colleagues and friends including Greg James, Scott Mills and Sara Cox replied to the post wishing her well...

Publication date: 24.10.2021

BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year at New York Festivals Awards

The BBC has won Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. Most of the Gold Awards went to the BBC or to independent producers working on BBC programmes. Across its radio networks, the BBC collected 14 Gold awards, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze with podcast series’ including I’m Not A Monster, Where Is George Gibney and Fight Of The Century all picking up several each...

Publication date: 13.10.2021

Europe’s Biggest Dance Show returns with BBC Radio 1

Radio 1 will be once again partnering with radio stations from across Europe for a marathon broadcast showcasing the best of each nation’s dance scene. The stations will join forces with Radio 1 for the mass simulcast on Friday 29 October. Radio 1’s Dance Party host Danny Howard will kick off the marathon show at 6.30pm with 30 minutes of the hottest dance music from the biggest UK acts before handing over to the next country...

Publication date: 08.10.2021

BBC Radio 1Xtra to launch weekly UK Afrobeats Chart Show

BBC Radio 1Xtra is introducing a weekly UK Afrobeats chart show presented by Eddie Kadi. The hour-long show will air every Sunday from 1pm starting 26th September. It will be compiled by the Official Charts Company based on sales and streams across the UK. Each week Eddie will showcase the hottest music from the scene’s emerging artists and global superstars, as well as championing the sounds, vibes and...

Publication date: 22.09.2021