UK Radio News: Zane Lowe Leaving BBC Radio 1 To Join Apple iTunes Radio Service

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Via The Guardian

Zane Lowe, the BBC Radio 1 DJ , is leaving the network for Apple’s new iTunes radio service. Already popular in America and Australia, iTunes Radio is the Apple service designed to allow listeners to set up and customise their own live stream of music, tailored to their likes and dislikes.

New Zealander Lowe, credited with helping to make the name of British music stars such as Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Ed Sheeran, is moving to America with his wife and two sons to work at Apple.

His final show in the prestigious evening slot will go out on 5 March. Lowe, who joined the station from XFM in 2003, said: “I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 for their support and friendship. Continue Reading…..

First of all, I didn’t even know that iTunes had a radio service. You really do learn something new everyday.

Secondly, Zane Lowe’s interviews with the music world’s biggest stars never fail to make me roll my eyes and shift uncomfortably in my seat. Zane’s licky licky antics/levels of sucking up are both off the charts, especially when interviewing Jay Z and Eminem. Zane has more suction in his body than a bagless vacuum cleaner.

But congratulations on the new job.

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