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BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced Faron McKenzie as the new head of the station.
BBC Proms announce Laura Marling, Benjamin Grosvenor and Philharmonia Orchestra to join live line-up
Award-winning British singer-songwriter Laura Marling will be part of the live Proms this summer.
Cynthia Erivo and Michaela Coel confirmed to headline in the BBC’s first virtual Creative Diversity Xperience
Cynthia Erivo and Michaela Coel are among the special guests headlining the BBC’s first ever Creative Diversity Xperience (CDX).
BBC Children in Need to match Stormzy’s £10m pledge with new funding to benefit young Black lives in the UK, in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Children in Need has today announced that the charity will match the £10m funding pledge recently made by Stormzy to tackle racial inequality in the UK. Inspired by Stormzy’s commitment, BBC Children in Need will be matching his pledge of £10m over 10 years, and developing a dedicated new funding programme to support young Black talent to achieve their full potential, working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra.
BBC Radio 1Xtra have unveiled plans for 1Xtra Summer 2020, an ambitious nine week project celebrating a summer rich in Black music and culture.
BBC England focuses commissioning spend on a broader slate and collaborations aimed at young audiences
New music commissions from BBC England to include a brand new collaboration with Radio 1 and 1Xtra, plus BBC England explores new genres with BBC Three.
Tomorrow BBC Radio 1Xtra will broadcast special programming of music, discussions and debates in support of the Black community in the UK and around the world.
BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network have launched Words First alongside BBC Arts and Contains Strong Language Festival, aiming to discover the best emerging spoken word artists from across the UK.
From Thursday 25 to Monday 29 June, when the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival was due to take place, the BBC will be bringing the spirit of Glastonbury to viewers at home with The Glastonbury Experience across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 6 Music reached a record 2.56 million listeners (from 2.49m last quarter and 2.52m last year), with the station’s weekday breakfast show with Lauren Laverne also seeing its biggest audience ever with 1.3 million listeners, according to the latest Rajars.
The BBC will bring the nation together in a mass singalong every week until the UK’s lockdown is lifted, following the success of the first #UKSingalong last Thursday.
BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and the Asian Network will be joining forces on Thursday 2 April for the BBC’s Great British Singalong, a mass singalong designed to lift the nation’s spirits.
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced changes to its schedule to ensure it can continue to provide a sense of community, solidarity and support to its listeners during the Coronavirus crisis.
It was a stable quarter for BBC radio (Q4 2019, 16 Sept - 15 Dec) with 33.58 million listeners and a share of 51% (from 33.45m/49.4% in last quarter and 33.97/50.9% last year), according to latest data from Rajar.
05.02.2020 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
Jeremiah Asiamah will become the new host of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Friday night show (7pm-9pm).
BBC Radio 1Xtra has named 15 exciting acts for the station’s Hot For 2020 list. The list, compiled annually by 1Xtra and announced on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Dotty, predicts which artists are set for success over the next 12 months.
BBC Radio and BBC Sounds announce their on-air and on-demand highlights for the festive period.
25.11.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
This Christmas, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network bring the best of festive cheer to listeners, whether it’s showcasing a new roster of DJs over the Christmas period, revealing this year’s Christmas Number 1, presenting the best in music mixes for the biggest nights of the year or hosting a series of takeovers from some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.
On BBC Radio 2 this Christmas, Bryan Adams presents two programmes on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, looking back at the classics of the Rock of Ages. There will be special shows across the festive period with some familiar names including Michelle Visage, Joe Lycett, Matt Lucas and Rick Astley. Plus, Rick Astley and Andrew Ridgeley kick off the New Year in style with the perfect tracks on the first day of 2020.
Latest Rajar data (Q3 2019, 24 June - 15 September) shows that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra reached record audiences with 2.2 million weekly listeners during the summer months (from 1.48m last quarter and 1.67m last year).
Blue Peter is launching its first ever music badge in collaboration with BBC Music Day on Thursday with lifelong Blue Peter fan and multi award-winning singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran, designing the latest iconic shield.
24.09.2019 BBC One, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio 6 Music, Radio, News, Daytime, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, BBC Sounds, Sport
1Xtra Live returns to the Midlands this year, where some of the hottest acts from across the black British and global music scenes will take to the stage.
BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Music Introducing will return to Reading and Leeds Festival across the August bank holiday weekend.
BBC Radio 1Xtra has unveiled changes to its weekend schedule to take effect this autumn.
Latest Rajar data (Q2 2019, 1 April - 23 June 2019) shows Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra have drawn in more listeners each week. BBC Radio 1 had a weekly reach of 10.56 million listeners aged 10+, an increase from 10.18m last quarter and 10.25m last year. BBC Radio 1Xtra also saw increases this quarter, with 1.17 million weekly listeners (10+) up on 1.13m last quarter and 1.11m last year.
Legendary Nile Rodgers announced as ambassador for BBC Music Day’s initiative to reach people living with dementia through music
The fifth annual BBC Music Day takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019. This year’s theme is music and wellbeing, using the power of music to inspire and bring people together to make a positive impact.
24.07.2019 BBC One, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio, Learning, Online and interactive, Daytime, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, Orchestras, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
Mohit Bakaya has been named as the next Controller of Radio 4, Lorna Clarke will be the first Controller of Pop Music and Jonathan Wall has been appointed as the first Controller of BBC Sounds.
BBC Radio 1Xtra will be returning to Ibiza following the success of last years event, taking some of the biggest names in black music to the white isle for a night of DJ sets and performances at Ibiza Rocks on Saturday 3 August.
As the world‘s most iconic music festival makes a much anticipated comeback after a fallow year, the BBC will once again be the destination to catch the biggest sets and best moments from Glastonbury.
New Radio 2 and 6 Music breakfast shows with Zoe Ball, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie hit the top spot
Rajar data shows schedule changes on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music have been really well received by audiences, with Zoe Ball hosting the most listened to breakfast show in the UK (9.05m weekly listeners) and a record for Lauren Laverne’s new breakfast show on 6 Music with 1.28m listeners (up 197,000 since last quarter and 161,000 on last year).
The BBC today announced a major new pan-BBC Mental Health season with content across network and regional television, national and local radio and digital platforms.
25.04.2019 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, Radio, Drama, Learning, Online and interactive, Factual, Scotland, Wales, English Regions, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James has increased listeners by more than 300,000 in his first full quarter.
07.02.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 1Xtra has named fifteen exciting acts from the world of black music on the station’s Hot For 2019 list. The list, compiled annually by 1Xtra DJs and staff, predicts which artists are set for success over the next twelve months.
Listening to BBC radio digitally has reached its highest proportion to date, as our digital stations BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio 5 live sports extra continue to grow and BBC podcast downloads reach a record high
25.10.2018 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, English Regions, BBC Sounds, Podcast
BBC Music plans to celebrate the first ever National Album Day on Saturday 13 October with programming on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 6 Music and BBC Four across the week and on the day itself.
Big Zuu, Nadia Jae, Tash LC and Moses Boyd are the latest DJs to be signed to 1Xtra’s Residency, a show which champions the next generation of fresh new talent (Wednesdays, 11pm-1am).
After nearly a decade on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Charlie Sloth will be stepping away from the mic later this month.
BBC Radio 1Xtra today announced Kenny Allstar as the new presenter of the station’s Friday night show (9pm - 11pm), beginning 12 October.
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced three additional artists for this year’s 1Xtra Live line-up. Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family, the station’s flagship live music event will take place in London at the O2 Arena on Saturday 22 September.
As the majority share of radio listening continues to be digital, the BBC’s youth digital stations maintain steady growth.
Chance The Rapper, Pusha T, Jorja Smith, Chip, Ella Mai, MIST, Mr Eazi and Yxng Bane to perform at 1Xtra Live in London
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced the line-up for this year’s 1Xtra Live. Hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family, the station’s flagship live music event will take place in London at the O2 Arena on Saturday, 22 September.
BBC Radio 1Xtra announces the appointments of DJ Target and Sarah Beaumont to jointly lead the station for music. They will both begin Monday 2 July and will report to Radio 1 & 1Xtra Head of Music Chris Price.
BBC Radio 1Xtra has collaborated with BBC Sport to produce Barbershop Ballers, hosted by 1Xtra presenter Nick Bright. Starting Saturday 30 June, the 9 x 30” series will see Nick and guests give their alternative take on all the 2018 World Cup action - live from the barbershop in London.
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra today announced two new and exciting signings for the station - Jack Saunders and Snoochie Shy will both be joining the Radio 1 and 1Xtra family on a permanent basis.
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