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.

David Rodigan

David Rodigan

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!

4 replies »

  1. That’s a shame,he had a pretty good run there, hope he still has a lot outside of it.

    Also Amplfy Dot is awful, I was listening to her when she filled in for another presenter and it was like it was being hosted by a 14 year old…but good on Sian, I’ve been following her career and she has done a lot especially for someone so young.

  2. U cant b shocked its another choice fm. Disstressing all de black dj’s they help set it up n once they have dune the donkey work its on ur way what an insult. Its now called set up our own stations on da net etc n left dem blue people to it u hear n me nah take that bac liberty.

  3. Dancehall reggae in England & Europe is being taken over by ppl who have no origins to Jamaica. Millions of ££££ are owed to producers & artists from the 60’s 70’s 80’s and early 90’s which are Americans French and English to name a few. They have no good intentions for our music, in 10yrs certain groups are gonna want to tell you that Dennis Brown was white. The British system refuses us to build an industry round our music for whatever reason, but from last year I saw this coming, sound men an selectors need to come to geather an set our own thing, easier said than done I know but we need to control our own thing.

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