Friday, May 25, 2012

BBC Radio 1Xtra announces changes to its schedule

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Controller Ben Cooper today announced a number of changes to 1Xtra’s schedule which will see rising star Charlie Sloth take over the station’s weekday early evening show, while new signing Yasmin Evans joins the network to present the weekend Breakfast Show.
  • New drive time show for Charlie Sloth
  • New weekend breakfast show presenter
  • New Sunday show for Tim Westwood
Speaking about his new show Charlie said: “I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to speak to the nation for five days a week and for the faith put in me by the Radio 1Xtra team.”

Yasmin, 21 from Manchester, makes her national radio debut, following her successful development through 1Xtra’s pilot scheme, which is part of the station’s ongoing commitment to developing young new talent.

Talking about joining the station Yasmin said: “I’m incredibly excited and very thankful for all the effort that everyone has put in, which has allowed me to get this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to get started!”

As part of the changes Tim Westwood gets a brand new Sunday show on 1Xtra from 7-9pm and he will continue to present his seminal Saturday night show, simulcast across Radio 1 and 1Xtra, which brings listeners all the latest hip-hop news and sounds.

(Source : BBC Media Center)

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