Frequently asked questions
1Xtra first went on the air at 6pm, August 16 2002. The first DJs were Rampage and KC, and the first record played was Dangerous by Rodney P & Skitz.
We get loads of requests for this and we'll help if we can. The more specific you can be in your request for information, the more it will help. So, don't just ask for "some information about 1Xtra." Is your enquiry to do with marketing, news, music selection and so on. We'll do our best to get back to you, but we can't always promise we'll be able to help.
Well, we don't make some of these things anymore, though we do often bring the freeness out at some 1Xtra events.
Yes, of course they do! However, as you can probably imagine, we get thousands of messages. As we get so many, we can't reply to them all, but we do read as many of them as possible. The webteam has an automatic reply pointing you to some places that might answer your question, if it doesn't, we'll get back to you.
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You can find out which programmes are on when by taking a look at the schedule.
Sorry, but the answer is no. For copyright reasons, we're not allowed to provide copies of our programmes. Even if we could, the number of requests we get would mean that's all we'd ever do!
Find out all the latest dates, info and venues, hit the 1Xtra events for all details on events!
1Xtra doesn't carry advertising as it is funded by the licence fee. Find out more about what that is, how it's spent and why we don't have advertising.
The term 'Black Music' is solely an umbrella term commonly used in the music industry to describe forms of music originating in what can be termed black culture. It does not mean music for black people or music for black cultures exclusively and we hope that many different cultures and peoples will listen and contribute both to our station and music of black origin at large.
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People on this board think he's better than Pac or Rakim but he's not!