BBC Radio 1Xtra

Amplifying black music and culture
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BBC Radio 1Xtra is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom from the BBC specialising in urban music. Launched at 18:00 on 16 August 2002, it had been codenamed Network X during the consulation period and is the sister station to BBC Radio 1.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedTems, Kendrick Lamar, TitoM & Yuppe feat. S.N.E & EeQueRadiomonitor
Launched16 August 2002
Former namesBBC 1Xtra

Contact BBC Radio 1Xtra

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Portland Place
+44 20 8743 8000
+44 870 412 1111
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

BBC Radio 1Xtra announces Richie Brave as the new 1Xtra Talks host
BBC Media Centre - published 21 October 2020, 10.01am bst
Burna Boy, Popcaan, Chloe X Halle and Young T & Bugsey to perform for 1Xtra Live 2020
BBC Media Centre - published 30 September 2020, 10.21am bst
BBC Radio 1Xtra unveils broadcast plans for Carnival
BBC Media Centre - published 27 August 2020, 11.30am bst
BBC Radio 1Xtra Summer project returns for 2020
RadioToday - published 18 June 2020, 1.52pm bst
1Xtra Summer 2020 launches with good vibes and good music
BBC Media Centre - published 18 June 2020, 1.16pm bst


Ace Presenter
Ben Cooper Programme Manager/Controller
Dan Morris Senior Technical Producer
David Rodigan Presenter
DJ Edu Presenter
DJ Target Presenter
DJ Markie Mark Presenter
DJ Fonti Presenter
DJ Fritz Presenter
DJ Cameo Presenter
DJ Friction Presenter
DJ Bailey Presenter
DJ Diggz Presenter
Faron McKenzie Head Of Station
G Money Presenter
G Child Presenter
Gemma G Presenter
J Da Flex Presenter
Jamz Supernova Presenter
Jason Mitchell Presenter
Jeremiah Asiamah Presenter
Kenny Allstar Presenter
L Double Presenter
Lady Leshurr Presenter
Lyare Igiehon Presenter
Machel Montano Presenter
Markey Blenda Presenter
Nadia Jae Presenter
Nick Bright Presenter
Reece Parkinson Presenter
Remi Burgz Presenter
Ricardo Vidale Presenter
Robbo Ranx Presenter
Seani B Presenter
Sian Anderson Presenter
Sir Spyro Presenter
Snoochie Shy Presenter
Terror Danjah Presenter
The Basement Presenter
Treble T Presenter
Trevor Nelson Presenter
Twin B Presenter
Viper G Presenter
Yasmin Evans Presenter

…at BBC

Amol Rajan Media Editor
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Beth Parsons Broadcast Journalist, BBC Look North Yorkshire
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios
Tom Glenwright Producer

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