BBC Radio 1Xtra

Xtra Hip Hop Xtra RnB
British radio stations

Listen to BBC Radio 1Xtra

You can hear BBC Radio 1Xtra on DAB Digital Radio, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Radioplayer UK, Virgin Media and online

Facts and stats

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 playedMs Banks, Stay Flee Get Lizzy feat. Popcaan & Tory Lanez, Travis ScottRadiomonitor
Audience figures1,066,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2019
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

Twitter@1Xtra (570,119 followers) compare
Twitter: Press Office@bbcpress (162,743 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BBCCareers (124,538 followers) compare
FacebookBBC Radio 1Xtra (746,768 likes) compare
Instagrambbc1xtra (196,703 followers) compare
TuneInBBC-Radio-1Xtra (766,214 favourites) compare
audioBoomBBCRadio1Xtra (20 followers) compare

Latest news stories

Wizkid announced as headliner for 1Xtra Live 2019
BBC Media Centre - published 23 September 2019, 4.45am edt
BBC Radio 1Xtra announces shake up to weekend schedule
BBC Media Centre - published 2 August 2019, 5.00am edt
Radio 1 and 1Xtra return to Ibiza
BBC Media Centre - published 6 June 2019, 2.54am edt
Kenny Allstar announced as new host of 1Xtra Friday night show
BBC Media Centre - published 19 September 2018, 6.16am 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

Can you help update this entry?

Do you know this radio station’s mobile app details? Please add it to our directory.

Other information

BBC Radio 1Xtra logo archive

Get a BBC Radio 1Xtra logo for your VW car radio

Can we help?

How can I listen to BBC Radio 1Xtra?

This is a user-edited website. Thank you to Martin P, Andrew G and James C for their edits on this page. See the changelog, or edit it yourself.