New line-up for Fridays on BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced the new hosts of two Friday shows on the station - with Sian Anderson taking over the 4pm-7pm drive time slot and Radio 1’s Residency DJ, Logan Sama, taking listeners from 11pm-1am every Friday night (starting November 10).
Sian started out at 1Xtra covering for Clara Amfo and Adele Roberts, before securing her weekly show on Wednesday nights (10pm-1am) in 2015. That same year, Sian presented the televised 1Xtra Grime Prom, before holding her own grime symphony at Maida Vale. She has also presented several BBC documentaries including Beyond The Music: Grime Photography. Sian runs a youth mentoring programme and regularly contributes to publications such as Noisey, The FADER and i-D Magazine.
Sian Anderson says: “I'm super happy to be taking on Friday drive time on 1Xtra, it's a show I listen to weekly when I'm getting ready for my evening so it's going to be a lot of fun to now be presenting it and bringing listeners the vibes. It's wonderful that the station has recognised my voice as a trusted one to take people through the end of work and drive time hours.”
Logan has been championing grime music for more than 15 years, playing a key role in the scene’s wider success. In 2014 he took up a 60 Minutes residency slot on MistaJam’s BBC 1Xtra show and was offered a residency slot on BBC Radio 1 in 2016. Aside from his broadcasting career, as a DJ, Logan is equally at home in the clubs and on the festival circuit, having played at Glastonbury, Bestival, Outlook and countless other festivals over the past five years.
Logan Sama says: “It is a massive honour to be able to say I will be hosting my own Friday night show on Radio 1Xtra - a station with a strong history of showcasing the best in contemporary black and urban music throughout its 15 years. From DJ Cameo and Richie Vee through to Sian Anderson, MistaJam and Target today, I am really looking forward to going deeper into the genre with not just the most exciting new acts and breakout stars of tomorrow, but also to look back at the rich history of this vital British genre. Having a weekly home for all things Grime on the BBC has long been a dream of mine and I can't wait to bring this music I love so much to a worldwide audience.”
In other schedule changes, Radio 1Xtra also announced a brand new show, 1Xtra Residency (Wednesdays, 11pm-1am from November 29), championing the next generation of new DJ talent.
October 30, 2017 8:16am ET by BBC Radio 1Xtra