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1Xtra to get nostalgic on fifteenth birthday

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

BBC Radio 1Xtra is fifteen years old tomorrow, and the urban music station is planning to celebrate by dedicating an hour of airtime to each of its fifteen years, featuring music and archive clips from said years.

Artists who have been championed by the station are also appearing, tomorrow and throughout the week, both on the evening show and via the 1Xtra Live Lounge. Chip and Tinchy Stryder will guest on the latter, tomorrow and Thursday respectively, joining DJ Ace, who has been a 1Xtra host since its launch in 2002.

Commenting on the 1Xtra anniversary, Controller Ben Cooper said: “I’m proud of 1Xtra’s authentic voice, it’s growth from half a million to a million listeners, it’s skill in providing the wider media with a greater diversity of presenting talent, and its ability to support and establish exciting new British artists. It’s been an amazing fifteen years for the station which has grown and become a huge asset to its young audience, the music industry and the BBC”.

Meanwhile the aforementioned Ace added: “I’m so proud to have been part of 1Xtra since it launched fifteen years ago. Although some of the voices have changed over the years our dedication to bringing you new music, breaking exciting artists, interviewing big guests and entertaining listeners remains the same”.



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