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New host announced for Radio 1 Rap Show

By | Published on Monday 6 March 2023

Kenny Allstar

The BBC last week announced a new host for its ‘Radio 1 Rap Show’, which airs on both Radio 1 and 1Xtra on Saturday nights. Kenny Allstar, already a 1Xtra presenter, will take over the programme from current host Tiffany Calver.

Says Allstar: “From the age of eleven, I remember taking my mother’s cassette tapes to record ‘The Rap Show’ on Saturdays. This was more than a radio show it was my entire social life. I always wanted to one day be the host of this powerful slot on these powerful networks. I hope to uphold the legacy that Tiffany left in place and continue to showcase the hottest in hip hop music on a global scale”.

Head Of Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones adds: “I am so excited to welcome Kenny Allstar to the BBC Radio 1 family. He is a true tastemaker in the industry who brings that first-in-class authenticity and credibility that this iconic show is known for. He is a true force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait to see him continue the legacy and put his own personal stamp on ‘The Rap Show'”.

The show is actually currently called the ‘1Xtra Rap Show’, but will rebrand as the ‘Radio 1 Rap Show’ when Allstar takes over.