BBC Radio 1

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BBC Radio 1 is the BBC's new music station, playing chart hits during the day with an emphasis on live performance. In the evenings and at weekends, the station carries a large amount of specialist programming.

Radio 1's listening peak was in the 1970s: mostly because of a lack of competition. The station reformatted itself in the early 1990s to shed older listeners, though the average age of listeners of the station remains a concern to some commentators.

The station broadcasts from the top floor of the BBC's Broadcasting House complex in central London. It has a separate entrance from the rest of the BBC, primarily to facilitate the safe transport of big name stars away from the public entrance.

For a while, the station was carried - with a time delay - on SiriusXM in the United States.

Editorial area:
Top 40
Weekly listening figures:
10,436,000 listenersRAJAR June 2015
30 September 1967
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Postal address:
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