BBC Radio 1 have announced several changes to their roster today, as well as a brand new show, BBC Radio 1 Residency.
Skream and Benga, Toddla T, Charlie Sloth and DJ Friction have all been given regular slots on the station: Skream and Benga join Annie Mac and Pete Tong on Friday nights, taking the 11pm-1am slot, while Toddla T takes over Friday mornings at 2am-4am. The BBC Radio 1 Residency show will be on weekly rotation between several DJs, including Heidi, Chuckie and Kutski (we’re guessing this takes over from In New DJs We Trust, which previously featured Heidi and Toddla T).
Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1, said of the change: ”It’s important that Radio 1 continues to develop new talent and the station keeps evolving for our young listeners. These changes to our evening schedule will strengthen the range and depth of the specialist music offering on the network.”
These changes also unfortunately mean that Judge Jules, Gilles Peterson, Kissy Sell Out and Fabio & Grooverider will be leaving the station. Jules is apparently “off to become an Entertainment Lawyer at Sheridans”, while Peterson is in talks with Radio 6 Music about future projects.
The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 2nd April 2012.