BBC Radio 1Xtra

Xtra Hip Hop Xtra RnB
British radio stations

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BBC Radio 1Xtra is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom from the BBC specialising in urban music. Launched at 18:00 on 16 August 2002, it had been codenamed Network X during the consulation period and is the sister station to BBC Radio 1.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedElla Mai feat. Nicki Minaj & Quavo, A$AP Rocky feat. Skepta, ZieZieRadiomonitor
Audience figures1,017,000 weekly listenersRAJAR March 2018
Launched16 August 2002
Former namesBBC 1Xtra

Contact BBC Radio 1Xtra

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Portland Place
+44 20 8743 8000
+44 870 412 1111
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

1Xtra appoints DJ Target and Sarah Beaumont as joint music leads
BBC Media Centre - published 25 June 2018, 6.24am edt
BBC Radio 1Xtra goes to Ibiza
BBC Media Centre - published 7 June 2018, 3.10pm edt
BBC Radio 1Xtra has announced four new DJ’s
RadioToday - published 22 November 2017, 7.09am est
Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, J Hus and more to perform at 1Xtra Live in Manchester
BBC Media Centre - published 21 September 2017, 5.55am edt
BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrates its 15th anniversary
BBC Media Centre - published 14 August 2017, 5.00am edt


Aaron Ross Presenter
Anthea Lee Presenter
Ben Cooper Programme Manager/Controller
Benji B Presenter
Chris Read Presenter
Devin Griffin Presenter
Diggy Dan Darkness Presenter
DJ Edu Presenter
DJ Flight Presenter
DJ Friction Presenter
DJ Bailey Presenter
DJ Diggz Presenter
DJ Cameo Presenter
DJ Fritz Presenter
DJ Fonti Presenter
DJ Markie Mark Presenter
Felix Da Fireman Presenter
G Child Presenter
G Money Presenter
Gemma G Presenter
J Da Flex Presenter
Jason Mitchell Presenter
Kinky D Presenter
L Double Presenter
Letitia SD Presenter
Louisa Compton Editor
Lyare Igiehon Presenter
Machel Montano Presenter
Mark Lockett Assistant Producer
Markey Blenda Presenter
Mike Anthony (1) Presenter
Reggie Yates Presenter
Ricardo Vidale Presenter
Richie Vibe Vee Presenter
Robbo Ranx Presenter
Rodney P Presenter
Ronnie Herel Presenter
Seani B Presenter
Terror Danjah Presenter
The Basement Presenter
Treble T Presenter
Twin B Presenter
Viper G Presenter

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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