Radio 1 announces new student radio curated playlist show

I’ve been increasingly impressed over the last few years with the quality of student radio content and I’m delighted that Radio 1 can offer the opportunity for 12 student radio stations to showcase the best of their curatorial and mixing talent with these themed playlist programmes.Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes, Radio 1 and 1Xtra
Date: 31.03.2016     Last updated: 31.03.2016 at 16.05
Category: Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 today announced plans for a new show, created and presented by different student radio stations from across the UK.

Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes for Radio 1 and 1Xtra, made the announcement at the Student Radio Conference, revealing that the weekly playlist-based shows will feature an hour-long mix of themed music that will reflect students' lives.

Radio 1's Student Radio Playlist will take place Monday evenings from 9pm to 10pm, and will form part of the station's schedule for 12 weeks from May 2016, being available for download via the BBC iPlayer Radio app.

Member stations of the UK Student Radio Association will be able to submit their proposed playlist via the Radio 1 website, with the final 12 being chosen for Radio 1 airplay by a panel consisting of Radio 1’s Head of Programmes and Radio 1 Editors.

The student radio curated shows will replace Radio 1’s Internet Takeover in the station’s schedule. Dan and Phil, who host the Internet Takeover on the first Monday of every month, will remain a part of the Radio 1 family.

Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes for Radio 1 and 1Xtra, says: “I’ve been increasingly impressed over the last few years with the quality of student radio content and I’m delighted that Radio 1 can offer the opportunity for 12 student radio stations to showcase the best of their curatorial and mixing talent with these themed playlist programmes."

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