The popular BBC Radio 1 and 1 Extra DJ and presenter will leave national stations after 15 years of broadcasting.
Mistajam has announced that it is leaving the network after 15 years on the BBC.
When was the first time Mistajam joined Radio 1 Extra?
Mistajam first joined Radio 1 Extra in 2005 to present a night show on Thursdays.
In a statement about his departure, the BBC said it has been behind some incredible moments on 1Xtra, hosting an evening show on Radio 1 Xtra from 7-10pm, and recently hosting a drivetime show between 4-7pm.
It has also been a major part of Radio 1’s schedule throughout the year, covering the new music show of the week in 2017 and presenting Radio 1’s Dance Anthems (Saturday 4-7) for the last three years.
What did Mistajam say about his departure?
Says Mistajam: “After 15 amazing years at the BBC, I think it’s time to move on to the next challenge.
“The most hilarious overnight hip-hop show on 1 Extra since joining Radio 1 to turn Radio 1’s Dance Anthem on BBC Sounds for the Under-35s is the most listened-to journey I’ve ever had.
“Some of the Radio Academy Gold Awards, which give some of the world’s greatest artists their first national radio play, which is 60 Minutes Live and aims to do a soundtrack lockdown with upbeat dance music, are some special memories.
“I thank both the past and present teams on 1Xtra and Radio 1 for giving this black kid from Nottingham a chance to be a broadcaster, but, for the most part, I thank everyone who has ever given me their ears. . Here is for the future. ”
When will Mistajam do his last show on BBC?
Mistajam will do its last 1 extra show on Thursday, September 24, and the last radio 1 on Saturday, September 26.
Who will be the new host of BBC Radio 1 Extra’s Drivetime Show and BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems Show?
Reese Parkinson will be the new host of BBC Radio 1 Extra’s Drive Time Show (Monday-Thursday, 4-7 pm), while Charlie Hedges will host BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems (Saturday 4-7 pm).
Reese first joined as an intern at 1Xtra in 2016 and quickly arrived at the station covering the 1Xtra Weekend Breakfast Show and is currently presenting 1 Xtra Talks (Sunday, 9-10).
Reese told Parkinson: “What an incredible honor to be the new host of 1 Extra Drivetime Show. I can’t really explain how excited and grateful I am for moving this show forward. I worked as an intern when I was a Charlie Sloth host, it’s really the perfect circle for me. I can’t wait to drive with my love, passion and music I really like. Primarily important thanks to 1 Xtra listeners who have nothing but kindness whenever they cover a show on the network, your texts / tweets mean the world. Greetings to my elder brother Mistajam, to whom I wish him on his exciting next adventure.
Charlie joined Radio 1 in 2019, after making his musical career DJing at festivals such as International Programs and Ministry SF Sound, Global Gathering, V Festival and Space Ibiza.
As well as taking the Dance Anthems slot, it will present Radio 1’s late night entertainment show (Monday-Thursday, 9-11-00) with co-hosts Ricky Headwood-Williams and Melvin Odum.
Charlie Hedges said: “I’m taking to Radio 1’s Dance Anthems. It’s such a huge show hosted by Mistajam, which I’ve always noticed, so it’s a great honor to be able to go behind the mic every Saturday, bringing the biggest dance tune to your ears every week. I am excited to go on this new journey with all of you and let us face it… day revs is therefore 2020;). ”
Reese Parkinson starts on Monday, September 28 with the 1 Extra Drivetime show, and Charlie Hedges on Saturday, October 3 on Radio 1’s Dance Anthems.
What does the boss say to the BBC?
The head of 1Xtra, Pharaoh Mackenzie, said: “I am so excited about signing Reese at the drive show, it brings positive passion and energy to the youth at 1Xtra with a love of music and culture, it is an amazing broadcaster with a very unlocked potential. As I continue to pave the way for the development of 1 Xtra in a priority target for young black music and culture, it is an important step.
“Salute Mistajam for all his love and dedication over the years for 1 Xtra – I wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.”
The head of Radio 1, Aled Hayden Jones, added: “Through live listening and on-demand broadcasts on BBC Sound, Radio 1’s Dance Anthems is our favorite show, and we know our listeners will love Charlie listening to her.
“Charlie is inherently brilliant in understanding what the audience wants; his dance spirit and enthusiasm, along with his dancing skills, make him a brilliant fit for the show.
“I would also like to thank Mistajam, who has been a very valuable part of the Radio 1 family for many years, and we wish him all the very best for the future.”
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