BBC Radio 1 Searching For Brand New Radio Presenters For Festive Period
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BBC Radio 1 will be bringing in a host of brand new presenters between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve this year, showcasing the best in new and emerging talent by offering an incredible opportunity to broadcast on the UK’s biggest youth radio station.
Radio 1 introduced the guest presenter slots for the first time in 2019, giving 35 new DJs and presenters a chance to host a show on Radio 1 over the festive period. Among those selected from over 1,100 entries were YouTuber and activist Lucy Edwards, who became the first blind presenter to host a show on the station, and presenter and podcaster Jacob Edward who became Radio 1’s first non-binary presenter.
Applications for this year are open now via the Radio 1 website and close at midnight on Sunday 20 September. Radio 1 want to hear from DJs and presenters with previous radio experience, be it in community, hospital, student or local radio.
Radio 1 has long been dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK, with initiatives like Radio 1’s Residency and Radio 1’s Brit List dedicated to bringing emerging presenters, DJs and artists into the spotlight. Applicants have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the station’s current roster of DJs including Greg James who started out presenting on student radio before joining Radio 1, and Clara Amfo, who started her career as an intern in radio. Nick Grimshaw also presented for his university radio station before going on to working as an intern for a broadcaster, and Annie Mac worked her way up to presenter and DJ from assistant radio producer.
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “We’re really proud to be offering this opportunity again for upcoming broadcasters to take their first steps onto the national stage. We welcomed some incredible new talent onto the station last year and I’m looking forward to hearing from the next generation of DJs and presenters again this year.”
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September 3, 2020 5:30am ET by Pressparty