Today BBC 1xtra announced changes to their schedule (Click here to read).
It has also now been announced that resident Dancehall DJ Robbo Ranks has been axed from the schedule.
In a press release the station said:
Radio 1 & 1Xtra will say goodbye to some familiar faces. Edith Bowman, Nihal, Mike Davies, Rob Da Bank, Jen Long, Ally McCrae, CJ Beatz, Crissy Criss and Robbo Ranx, will all be signing off. Radio 1 & 1Xtra thanks them all for their hard work and commitment to the stations over many years.
When it was announced in January 2013 that veteran Reggae DJ David Rodigan was joining the station I knew that Robbo Ranx’s days were numbered at the station.
Anyway BBC Radio says these changes were necessary.
Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1 & 1Xtra said:
“These cuts to our budget are hurting. It means I have had to make some tough choices and say goodbye to some friends and respected colleagues.
“I believe these new schedules continue to innovate, reflect and celebrate the UK’s youth and music culture.”
This is sad news because Robbo was there at the birth of the station back in 2002 and I loved his show.
I wish him all the best with his future endeavours. Onwards and upwards!
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