Sad news folks… it has been announced that Tim Westwood will be leaving BBC Radio (Radio 1 and 1xtra) after almost 20 years service.
Via BBC Newsbeat
DJ Tim Westwood is leaving BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra as part of a schedule update.
His Saturday night show, which is currently broadcast simultaneously on Radio 1 and 1Xtra at 9pm, is being cut.
The new line-up will start with MistaJam at 7pm, followed by Charlie Sloth at 9pm and DJ Target at 11pm.
Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper said: “I’d like to thank Tim for the last 20 years on Radio 1 – his passion for hip-hop is legendary. I wish him all the very best.” Continue Reading….
The 55 year old joined BBC Radio 1 in 1994 to host the station’s first ever rap show.
Well… well… well… Westwood is leaving. It is definitely the end of an era.
And there is now a new king sitting on the “URBAN” music throne over at BBC 1xtra and surprise surprise he doesn’t look like Trevor Nelson (hahahaha).
Anyway I am not surprised to read that Charlie Sloth has completely taken over Westwood’s coveted rap/Hip Hop DJ position at the station. Standard! Even Stevie Wonder saw that move coming.
Congratulations to Sloth, Mister Jam DJ Target, and last but not least new signing Clara Amfo (YES!).
I wonder what Westwood will do next……. Could a move to America be on the cards or will he end up joining Choice FM?
Your thoughts please….
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