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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 ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Ireland, Ofcom, Nick Grimshaw, Steve, Chris, Scott, Mollie King, BBC Radio, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Chris Stark, Bbc Radio 1


BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo made ambassador at Dulux

Clara Amfo has been unveiled as the ambassador for the Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground. She says: ““I love the colour of Brave Ground and what it symbolises. It’s Mother Earth, our roots. It’s perfect for this year as it makes us feel more connected to where we live.” Clara has been doing up her home recently by adding a bit of Brave Ground paint, which Dulux interestingly told us about in a press release today. “In my daily life I’m surrounded by noise, by music, so I love those ...
Tags: People, Radio, Clara, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Dulux, Brave Ground


BBC Radio 1 names 33 Christmas guest presenters

BBC Radio 1 has revealed the new schedule of 33 guest presenters set to take over the station across the festive period. New presenters will host one off programmes from Boxing Day until New Year’s Day in place of the regular line-up in an initiative first seen last year. Many of the presenters have taken an unconventional route to their first slot on Radio 1, including Will Kirk from Sheffield, whose day job is in marketing. Will has a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and wears h...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Northampton, Manchester, Sheffield, Cornwall, Glasgow, Radio industry, Belfast, Birmingham, Ellen, Dublin, Bolton, Will, East London


Fairytale of New York is not banned at the BBC

BBC Radio 1 is to play an edited version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues this year, whilst Radio 2 will continue to play the original. A statement from the BBC confirms Radio 1 has not edited the song, contrary to reports, but has instead taken an alternative version provided by the record company. The song is not banned at the corporation, and each station is free to make a decision on which version to play. BBC 6 Music is letting its presenters choose which one to play on their own s...
Tags: New York, Top, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Pogues, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Bbc Radio 6 Music


The Lockdown Awards are heading to BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 will host The Lockdown Awards to celebrate some of the most weird and wonderful moments of 2020. Greg James will dedicate his breakfast show on Thursday 26 November to the event, taking a look back at some of his favourite moments from the past twelve months, handpicking the nominees and eventual winners himself across a series of categories, including Favourite Live Performance, Biggest Zoom Fail and Fitness Inspiration of the Year. The Lockdown Awards will also feature live musi...
Tags: UK, Top, Awards, Radio, Radio industry, Greg, BBC Radio, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1


Greg James goes five days a week at BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 is changing its schedule for 2021 with Greg James going five days a week and five new presenters joining the line-up. The news comes as Dev, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart are set to leave the network in December. In addition, Adele Roberts will move from Weekday Early Breakfast to Weekend Breakfast, whilst Arielle Free will become the new host of Radio 1 Dance and Radio 1’s Early Breakfast, moving from her current role as host of Weekend Early Breakfast. Greg moving to five days a...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Bbc, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Santa, Alice, Alerts, Joel, Greg, Mollie King, Matt, BBC Radio, Gemma, Sian


Dev to leave BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra after 18 years

BBC Radio 1 presenter Dev Griffin has announced he’s leaving the corporation after 11 years on-air. He tweeted to say he’s ready for some new challenges and his last day will be December 20th 2020. The post said: “Being a DJ on Radio 1 for the past 11 years and 1Xtra for 7 years has been a childhood dream come true and it’s been a huge part of my life. “I have made some amazing memories and even better friends. It’s been an absolute privilege and a pleasure to waffle and entertain so many lis...
Tags: Top, People, Radio, BBC Radio, Dev, Alice Levine, Bbc Radio 1, Bbc Radio 1xtra, Dev Griffin, Dev Alice, Reg Yates


Europe’s Biggest Dance Show returns at Radio 1

Radio 1 is broadcasting Europe’s Biggest Dance Show for another year as nine radio stations come together for the event. Stations from eight different countries will air an eight hour dance music simulcast on Friday 23rd October. Annie Mac will kick the show off at 6pm on Friday 23rd October with a new mix from Danny Howard and a Hottest Record from one of Europe’s biggest dance music stars. The station’s first multi-nation dance simulcast of this kind took place in 2019 with a seven hour bro...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, Top, Germany, Radio, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, BBC Radio, Annie Mac, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, Danny Howard, Radio Fritz Belgium VRT Studio Brussel


BBC Radio 1 to give young people a Minute of Me

BBC Radio 1 is offering a chance for young people around the country to share what makes them who they are. In Radio 1’s Minute of Me, he station wants to air anyone with a story to tell, from those who feel they struggle to be heard or seen by those around them, to those who feel they deserve to be celebrated and want the world to celebrate with them. Greg James says: “During the pandemic it feels like we’ve got closer to our listeners than ever. They’ve helped us through the bleak times ju...
Tags: Top, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones


BBC Radio 1 hires singer songwriter YUNGBLUD

BBC Radio 1 has partnered with YUNGBLUD for a brand new weekly podcast launching on BBC Sounds in October. Announced during his appearance on Clara Amfo’s show today for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2020, The YUNGBLUD Podcast will interview young music fans who are approaching turning points in their lives. Each week, he’ll chat to one fan to discuss topics and issues affecting young people today, whether it be gender, sexuality, identity, money worries, friendships, style or mental health. ...
Tags: UK, Instagram, Podcasts, Top, Bbc, Radio, Swansea, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Yungblud, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, BBC Music Introducing Stage at Radio


Launch date and schedule set for Radio 1 Dance

Radio 1 Dance, the BBC’s first 24 hour streaming-only radio station launches on Friday 9th October at 6pm. It will bring together new versions of some of Radio 1’s existing dance programmes via BBC Sounds, and provide a second chance to hear dance shows from Radio 1. Pete Tong will host the Drivetime slot 4 – 6pm Monday to Thursday, followed by Radio 1 Dance Presents from 6 – 7pm. Radio 1’s Classic Essential Mix airs from 7 – 9pm, followed by Radio 1’s Drum and Bass Show with Renee La Vice 9...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Radio, Jaguar, Annie Mac, Dance Party, Pete Tong, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, Danny Howard, Club mix, Bbc Sounds, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, Radio 1 Dance, Renee La, Workout Anthems


BBC Radio 1 Chart Show with Scott Mills gets rebranded

The BBC Radio 1 Chart Show with Scott Mills has been rebranded by the team at Imaging Blueprint. The package, created during lockdown, includes a new logo, main theme, ramps, donuts and genre beds. Imaging Blueprint Music Director, Small Paul, told RadioToday: “The challenge was finding the right vibe and logo to compliment it. The theme had to have momentum and a positive pace whilst incorporating the sound of ‘now’. “You can hear the main theme subtly sing ‘the official chart’ throughout t...
Tags: Top, Production, Radio, PAUL, BBC Radio, Scott Mills, Imaging Blueprint, Bbc Radio 1, Adam Burgess


Radio 1 to showcase new presenters over Christmas again

BBC Radio 1 is to repeat its initiative from last Christmas where presenters were brought in from community, student, hospital and local radio stations to cover the shows between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. The station says it’s a chance to showcase ‘the best in new and emerging talent by offering an incredible opportunity to broadcast on the UK’s biggest youth radio station’. 35 people got the chance to host a show on Radio 1 last Christmas, after the station received more than 1,100 ent...
Tags: UK, Top, Radio, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Lucy Edwards, Bbc Radio 1, Jacob Edward, Haydn Jones Head of Radio


Breakfast with Greg James extended to 10.30 at BBC Radio 1

Greg James is getting a new time slot of 7am till 10.30am as BBC Radio 1 returns to a new regular schedule from 1st September.
Tags: Top, Radio, Radio industry, Alerts, BBC Radio, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1


BBC Radio 1 puts corona blimp above Cardiff

BBC Radio 1’s Up Yours Corona promotion has taken a new turn today with a blimp emblazoned with the slogan on appearing above Cardiff. Photographed 60 metres in the air this morning from the grounds of Cardiff Castle, the blimp’s flight commenced as the search to find 193 people from 193 countries enters its final 24 hours. Led by Greg James, the station wants people from all over the world to deliver their ‘up yours’ on Radio 1 in time for the end of the breakfast show (10am) on Wednesday 2...
Tags: Top, Wales, Radio, Cardiff, Station, Greg, BBC Radio, Cardiff Castle, Greg James, BBC Radio Wales, Bbc Radio 1, Lottie Morley


Greg James and Radio 1 say Up Yours Corona

BBC Radio 1 has launched a search to find one person from every country in the world to tell Coronavirus to do one. Led by Greg James, the station will attempt to find one person from every country on earth to send a big ‘up yours’ to Coronavirus using a phrase with a similar meaning in their own country. All Radio 1 shows across the week will be supporting Greg and calling on listeners around the world for help tracking people down to take part. The station will aim to find 193 people from ...
Tags: Germany, Radio, Station, Greg, BBC Radio, Esther, Corona, Sian, Greg James, Bbc Radio 1, All Radio


Aled Haydn Jones appointed Head of BBC Radio 1

Aled Haydn Jones has been appointed as the new Head of BBC Radio 1. The former Chris Moyles Show producer will now head a team with Chris Price as Head of Music, Radio 1 & 1Xtra & Rachel McHalroy, Commissioning Executive, Radio 1 & 1Xtra, reporting into him, along with their team. Aled has most recently been Head of Programmes at the network after joining in 1998 to be a broadcast assistant on the Roadshow. He has also been a presenter on the station and producer on live music events and rec...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Alerts, BBC Radio, Chris Moyles, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Helen Thomas, Bbc Radio 1, Haydn Jones, Lorna Clarke, Head of Radio, Aled Haydn-Jones, Chris Price as Head of Music Radio


Radio 1 creates Ibiza party on BBC Sounds

BBC Radio 1 will be offering a virtual club celebration of Ibiza via BBC Sounds this year instead of flying out to the White Isle. As the Coronavirus pandemic means it will not be possible for Radio 1 to broadcast from Ibiza this year, the station will be offering “the world’s biggest nightclub” for a weekend of dance music. Hosted by Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong, each of the virtual club’s rooms will have its own area on BBC Sounds. Annie Mac says: “While we won’t physically be in ...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Station, Ibiza, BBC Radio, Annie Mac, White Isle, Pete Tong, Bbc Radio 1, Bbc Sounds, Aled Haydn Jones, Annie Mac Danny Howard


Maya Jama leaves BBC Radio 1 after two years

Weekend morning show presenter Maya Jama has left BBC Radio 1 after deciding not to renew her contract. She joined the station in 2018 and has most recently been hosting 10am-1pm on Friday and Saturdays. During the coronavirus schedules the weekend mornings slot has been on a 3-week changing cylce between Maya, Jordan North and Dev & Alice. Radio 1 says Jordan, Dev and Alice will continue to do the show in rotation. It means Maya’s final show on the station was Sunday 3rd May. The BBC says ‘e...
Tags: London, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Alice, Maya, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 1, Maya Jama, Lorna Clarke, Maya Jordan North, Dev Alice Radio, Jordan Dev, BBC Controller Popular Music


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 vi...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Who, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Asian Network, Fraser T Smith, COVID, Fraser T Smith Foo Fighters


Europe’s Biggest Dance Show returns to Radio 1

Europe’s Biggest Dance Show returns with seven radio stations from seven different countries coming together for another seven-hour dance music simulcast. BBC Radio 1 will be partnering with stations from across the European Broadcasting Union to broadcast the dance marathon. Annie Mac will kick the show off at 7pm on Friday 8 May 2020 with an hour of exclusive mixes and interviews from UK acts before handing over to the next country. Annie says: “When we did this last year it was unpreceden...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, Radio, Netherlands, Belgium, Annie, Station, BBC Radio, European Broadcasting Union, Annie Mac, RBB, Bbc Radio 1, Haydn Jones Head of Programmes BBC Radio, European Broadcast, Fritz Ireland


BBC Radio’s Singalong becomes weekly event

The BBC’s Great British Singalong is to return every Thursday during UK lockdown on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network. The next 30 minute singalong on Thursday 9th April at 9am will be dedicated to the thousands of nurses working around the country. Last week, Greg James led the first singalong on Radio 1 with Dermot O’Leary (who was covering for Zoe Ball) on Radio 2, Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Dotty on 1Xtra, and Harpz Kaur on the Asian Network. Greg James says: “Wel...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Station, Lauren Laverne, Amol Rajan, Singalong, Dermot O'leary, BBC Radio, Yasser, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Scott Mills, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Bbc Radio 6 Music


BBC Radio stations unite for Great British Singalong

The BBC’s national music stations are uniting on Thursday for the Great British Singalong designed to lift the nation’s spirits. BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network will come together at 9am this Thursday, with each station bringing along one song that they think the public will love to join in with, wherever they are. Greg James will be leading the singalong on Radio 1 with Dermot O’Leary (who is covering for Zoe Ball) on Radio 2, Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Dotty on 1X...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Lauren Laverne, Dermot O'leary, BBC Radio, Greg James, BBC Asian Network, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Bbc Radio 6 Music, Zoe Ball, Bbc Radio 1xtra, Asian Network, Harpz Kaur


Radio 1 changes schedule during coronavirus crisis

BBC Radio 1 is making changes to its schedule during the coronavirus crisis so it can continue its output while helping presenters and staff protect themselves and others. The duration of daytime shows will increase, meaning fewer presenters will be in the studio throughout the day. Instead of five shows across the day 4am until 7pm, there will now only be four. A small number of presenters will therefore rotate each week. The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 30 March and will rem...
Tags: Top, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Station, Matt, BBC Radio, Mollie, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Adele Roberts, Jordan North, Arielle Free, Haydn Jones Head of Programmes at Radio, Scott Mills Week


Radio stations to unite with You’ll Never Walk Alone

You’ll Never Walk Alone will be played out simultaneously on a number of radio stations this Friday morning. NPO 3FM presenter Sander Hoogendoorn had the idea to bring all radio stations in the Netherlands together during the corona crisis, but now BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and dozens more across Europe are joining in. Bauer’s Greatest Hits Radio will play the tune during Breakfast with Simon Ross from Liverpool, along with the Breakfast shows on Hits Radio stations in England, plus Country Hi...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Top, Industry, Radio, Liverpool, Netherlands, Liverpool Fc, Bauer, BBC Radio, Gerry, Sander, Mark Rutte, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio 2


BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee cancelled

The BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, due to be held in Camperdown Park in Dundee over the weekend Friday 22 May to Sunday 24 May, has been cancelled. Over 70,000 people were expected to attend, but BBC Radio 1 says it has to prioritise the health and safety of all those involved. The news came on Friday afternoon, with Radio 1 saying: “After careful consideration we have come to the decision that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 in Dundee will not go ahead. “This decision has been made in conjunction with...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Dundee, Station, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 1, Camperdown Park


BBC Radio 1 Dance to launch on BBC Sounds

A new stream named Radio 1 Dance will launch on BBC Sounds this spring 24 hours a day. The new service will not be a regular radio station with live content, but will repeat the existing dance programmes already aired on BBC Radio 1. Controller of BBC Sounds, Jonathan Wall, explains: “We have the best dance shows on Radio 1, and we know so many of our younger listeners love them. They’ll remain an important part of the Radio 1 schedule of course, but the team will now also pull them into a de...
Tags: Top, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Desert Island Discs, Alerts, Jonathan, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 1, Jonathan Wall, Bbc Sounds, Bbc Radio 1 Dance, Lloyd Shepherd Head of Product BBC Sounds


Radio 1 pulls another listener stunt with Greg James being ‘kidnapped’

On the 1st anniversary of Radio 1’s prank of putting Greg James into an escape room and asking listeners to help find him, they’ve pulled another one with Who’s Got Greg. There was a lot of media interest when Greg didn’t turn up for his breakfast show this morning (Wednesday 19 February) after a late night out at the BRITs, but as the day went on there was speculation that this could be another prank to hook listeners in. This was confirmed when Greg appeared on Scott Mills’ lunchtime show to ...
Tags: Top, Radio, Scott, Greg, Greg James, Scott Mills, Personalities, Bbc Radio 1, Greg Follow


BBC Radio 1 chooses Dundee for Big Weekend 2020

Greg James has announced on Breakfast that Dundee is the location for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend this year. Harry Styles, Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa are among the first acts named on the bill at the event, happening Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May. Greg James says: “Radio 1 is nothing without its listeners. We rely on them getting involved in every show so to repay them for this, we love putting on a massive festival with our favourite artists – and this year we’ve got a brilliant opportunity ...
Tags: Scotland, Bbc, Radio, Dundee, Station, BBC Radio, Dua Lipa, Greg James, Camila Cabello, Bbc Radio 1


KISS and Radio 1 team up for the Young Audio Awards

Presenters Matt Edmondson and Mollie King from BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM’s Swarzy and Tyler West are joining forces for the Young Audio Awards 2020. The national presenters are ambassadors for the event which takes place on March 17th in London. There’s just one week left to submit entries for the competition, which celebrates radio and audio created by under-18s and school radio stations. KISS FM’s Swarzy, who presented an award last year, said: “I am so excited to be returning to the Young Au...
Tags: London, Top, Awards, Events, Radio, Mollie King, Matt, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Radio Theatre, Matt Edmondson, Kiss Fm, Tyler West, Swarzy