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BBC Radio 1 presenters gather for England warm-up show

Sunday night at BBC Radio 1 will see Radio 1 presenters including Vick Hope, Katie Thistleton, Jordan North and Danny Howard host a special warm-up football show. For the first time in 55 years England will appear in a major football final and Radio 1 will mark this momentous occasion by hosting The Euros – Radio 1’s Final Countdown from 7pm till 8pm. The hour-long show will be filled with messages of support from...

Publication date: 09.07.2021

Vick Hope and Jordan North to replace Grimmy at BBC Radio 1

Nick Grimshaw is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 14 years to be replaced by Vick Hope and Jordan North on the afternoon drive show. Vick and Jordan will start their new show on Monday 6th September, with Nick finishing on August 12th. Nick announced the news on his show Wednesday afternoon saying working at Radio 1 was like a dream come true but now it’s time to make other dreams come true.

Publication date: 30.06.2021

Scott Mills is on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 all this week

Scott Mills is doing double shows every day this week as he covers for Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2. As well as 9.30am till 12pm on BBC Radio 2, he’s on his regular show at BBC Radio 1 from 1pm till 3.30pm with Chris Stark. Scott tweeted early on Monday morning to his 1.2m followers saying he’s on both stations all week, along with a photo of him on a train heading to London...

Publication date: 07.06.2021

New bands and locations revealed for Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Coldplay and Jorja Smith have been announced for Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021, joining Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste, Royal Blood and more on the bill. The event has over 120 live performances and will take place across four days for the first time in the event’s 18-year history. Around 50 of the performances will be brand new live sets recorded exclusively for Big Weekend 2021, with five filmed on location around the UK and...

Publication date: 24.05.2021

Acts announced for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2021

The line-up for Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021 has been announced, with Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste and Royal Blood among those set to perform. Taking place across four days for the first time in the event’s 18-year history (28 – 31 May 2021), Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021 will have over 100 live performances. Around 50 of the performances will be brand new live sets recorded exclusively for...

Publication date: 06.05.2021

Major daytime schedule changes at BBC Radio 1

Rickie, Melvin and Charlie are taking over the mid-morning show on BBC Radio 1 as Clara Amfo moves to the 6pm new music show, Monday to Thursday. Annie Mac has also announced she is leaving the station after almost 20 years at the BBC. She joined as a broadcast assistant in 2002 and hosted her first show in 2004. In other changes, Radio 1’s Future Artists with Jack Saunders will move forward into a new, earlier slot (8pm-10pm, Monday-Wednesdays) as will Radio 1’s Indie Show...

Publication date: 20.04.2021

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend expands to four day event

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend will return for a weekend of live music across BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer for four days this year. It’s all happening online from 28th to 31st May with over 100 live performances across the weekend. Around 50 of the performances will be brand new live sets recorded exclusively for Big Weekend 2021, with five of the new sets filmed on location in front of iconic backdrops around the UK, with more to be recorded in the BBC’s Radio Theatre. Though dependent on changes to restrictions in the UK, the BBC says Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music will be designed for fans to enjoy with friends and family in parks, on beaches, in pub gardens or simply from the comfort of their own homes...

Publication date: 24.03.2021

Jackie Brambles to host Greatest Hits Radio series

The latest Audio Content Fund includes funding a four-part series called Greatest Brits with Jackie Brambles for Greatest Hits Radio. The former BBC Radio 1 host and current BBC Radio Scotland presenter will celebrate 80s and 90s British female artists in the run-up to the 2021 BRIT Awards. It’s one of many projects awarded money in the latest round, bringing the total to £1.7m in the past year. The projects will broadcast across more than 120 different radio stations and will be produced by 19 different independent production companies...

Publication date: 16.03.2021

Eight new presenters get BBC Radio 1 opportunity

Eight of the presenters given a one-off show over the 2020 festive period at Radio 1 are returning to host a month of Early Friday Breakfast shows. Dean McCullough, Rakeem Omar, Danni Diston, Sam MacGregor, Darcy Kelly, Alex West, Numi Gildert and Robyn Richford will host the programme over the coming months. First up will be 28-year-old Dean McCullough, who will take on Friday Early Breakfast in April. Originally from Belfast and now based in Manchester, Dean started out volunteering at Wandsworth Radio in 2016 before landing a show on Gaydio, where he currently hosts the breakfast show...

Publication date: 25.02.2021

Scott Mills and Chris Stark bring back the LOLathon

Scott Mills and Chris Stark are hosting another 24 hour LOLathon on BBC Radio 1 for Red Nose Day 2021. The afternoon presenters have done it twice before, with the first one in 2017 causing a few complaints to Ofcom for the middle of the night sex hour and non-innuendo bingo. This year, Radio 1’s LOLathon kicks off on Friday 5th March at 8am and continues until Friday 12 March culminating in the 24-hour marathon show hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark. The marathon will commence at 9am on Thursday 11 March and will continue until 9am the following day...

Publication date: 23.02.2021