1xtra

UK NEWS: BBC 1XTRA CLEANS HOUSE AND RESHUFFLES TIME SLOTS

The bigwigs over at BBC 1xtra have decided to clean house in 2011 (fired DJs) and have implemented some changes (reshuffled DJs time slots). Fellow blogger Miss Lala reports that Twin B will take over the breakfast show slot, a slot which was previously held by DJ Trevor Nelson.  Trevor will move to the 10am-1pm slot and Gemma Cairney will take over on weekday afternoons. Nick Bright (7am-10am) with the weekend breakfast show.  Charlie Sloth will present on Saturdays (10am-1pm) CJ Beats, on Sunday (10am-1pm) Sarah Jane Crawford, weekend afternoons (1pm-4pm) DJs who []

UK NEWS: BBC RADIO DJ TIM WESTWOOD NEEDS AN INTERN

BBC Radio 1 / 1xtra DJ the “Big Dawg” Tim Westwood is looking for free labour. No.. apologies folks… I mean an intern. Read below to find out more about this fantastic opportunity. Via Amaru Don TV BBC Radio 1′s legendary Hip Hop DJ, Westwood, needs an intern and that intern could be you! If you win, you’ll have some really fun tasks – meeting some famous stars who come through our studios everyday, rolling with Westwood and the studio crew. But make no []

TWITTER QUOTE OF THE DAY: DJ TREVOR NELSON

“I really don’t want to feel the pressure of saying good morning to you lot everyday.” [Source] BBC Radio 1 / 1xtra personality DJ Trevor Nelson can’t seem to handle the pressures of  being a Y-list  UK “celebrity” and what’s expected of him. Poor Trevor.

UK NEWS: BBC UNDER PREASURE TO FIRE DJ TIM WESTWOOD AFTER HE ENCOURAGES DRUG USE AT FESTIVAL

Via The Mail The BBC was facing calls yesterday to sack a DJ who was filmed encouraging fans to take drugs as a rave festival. Controversial Radio 1 presenter Tim Westwood, who was earlier this month unveiled by the corporation as the face of a new charity scheme, was filmed goading a crowd with a slew of four-letter expletives whilst DJing at the event last weekend. The footage shows the 52-year-old on stage shouting over the audience: ‘Are you ready to party []

UK NEWS: BBC TO “REBRAND” 1XTRA

  Via Digital Spy The BBC’s digital radio station 1Xtra will reportedly drop its “Love Black Music, Love 1Xtra” slogan as part of a rebranding exercise to bring it closer to parent network Radio 1. According to The Guardian, the rebrand will see 1Xtra adopt two new straplines – “Xtra RnB” and “Xtra Hip Hop” – to better indicate it as Radio 1’s urban music spin-off. The station will also get a new logo blending the two station’s branding. The rebranding of 1Xtra is part of the []

TIM WESTWOOD ‘KANYE STUNT WAS ABOUT RACE’

BBC Radio personality the “Big Dawg” Tim Westwood had this to say about Kanye West’s now infamous VMAs “stunt” which later left country singer Taylor Swift in floods of tears…. Via Digital Spy “To be honest, I think it highlighted the racial divide. What he did was some ignorant street s**t and there’s her, this 19-year-old white girl,” he told DS. “I love him for doing it but he chose the wrong victim. He should have done it when there was some rock band or []