BBC Radio 1Xtra new schedule!


Twin B will become the new breakfast host at 1Xtra in January, with Trevor Nelson moving to the 10am to 1pm slot and Gemma Cairney taking on weekday afternoons.

Twin B, who currently hosts weekends from 10am to 1pm, says he is excited by the change. “I love 1Xtra,” he says. “There’s no other institution around with more passion for the music it plays. It’s an honour to be asked to present such a massive show.”

As a result of these changes, which come into effect on January 8, Nick Bright moves to weekend breakfast (7am-10am) from early weekday breakfast; Charlie Sloth will present Saturdays (10am-1pm); CJ Beatz Sundays (10am – 1pm) and Sarah-Jane Crawford moves to weekend afternoons (1pm–4pm) from weekend breakfast.

In addition, two new shows are to be introduced showcasing specialist DJs and new forms of music. The Specialists will air from 1am-3am every Saturday night/Sunday morning, while The Mix Specialists will go out from 3am-5am on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

The changes do, however, mean that Ras Kwame, Rampage (Mike Anthony and Treble T) and Max will leave the station. Seani B will no longer host a regular weekly show but the station says he will continue to work with 1Xtra in the future.

1Xtra deputy controller Ben Cooper says the station is making these changes from a position of strength, after it reported strong listening figures in the last Rajars.

“We want to continue to refresh our offer in order to grow the station and increase the number of young listeners we’re bringing into the BBC via a digital platform and we believe these changes will do just that,” he explains.

1Xtra boosted its audience by 34.3% in the third quarter of 2010, posting an average audience of 806,000.

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