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What is U Takeover?

U Takeover trainees

On September 26 2009 twenty-one young people took control of 1Xtra for the day!

U Takeover was a project run by BBC 1Xtra & BBC Blast which aimed to inspire up to 25 young people, who were not in full-time education, employment or training, to progress their career options through a three-month training scheme.

They were trained in radio and online production and mentored by 1Xtra producers and DJs including Trevor Nelson, Target and Rampage. At the end of their training their task was to build and produce radio and online content for broadcast, including a pre-recorded live music event at the BBC's famous Maida Vale studios.

Find out more about the trainees

Follow their journey on the BBC Blast website.

Plus hear from the trainees themselves on their blogs:

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