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Annie Nightingale to celebrate three rising DJ talents via special Radio 1 show this weekend

By | Published on Tuesday 2 November 2021

Annie Nightingale

Annie Nightingale and Radio 1 will this weekend celebrate three upcoming DJs via a special edition of ‘Annie Nightingale Presents’. The aim is to have Nightingale provide an annual platform to promote a number of talented women and non-binary people who are gaining traction in the electronic music scene.

Says Nightingale: “I was the first ever female DJ on radio and am now the longest-serving presenter of any gender. Ever since I began, I have wanted to help other young broadcasters passionate about music to achieve their dreams on the airwaves, and now, we at Radio 1 are to put that on a proper footing. Each year, ‘Annie Nightingale Presents’ will promote several budding DJs to hone their craft and give them each an hour-long show, broadcast on Radio 1 in a prominent Saturday night slot”.

The first DJs to get that opportunity are Martha, LCY and Godlands, who will each get an hour of airtime between 10pm and 1am on Saturday night, 6 Nov.

Head Of Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones adds: “It feels incredibly fitting to have a female dance icon like Annie Nightingale being able to uplift new and exciting DJs to the national stage. This has always been very close to Annie’s heart, so we’re pleased to be able to give her this annual opportunity to celebrate the newest ones to watch, and we’re looking forward to hearing what they each bring to the show”.