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Radio 1 introduces three day weekend

By | Published on Wednesday 11 April 2018

BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 has announced a major overhaul of its schedule, expanding the weekend to three days. I think that means we all get Friday off too. I haven’t confirmed this for sure, but I reckon it’ll be fine to just not turn up to work when this all takes effect in June.

The changes mean that Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo and Greg James will only present four shows per week. Alice Levine and Dev will present an extra Weekend Breakfast Show on Friday mornings. After them, each Friday, Maya Jama will present new show ‘Radio 1’s Greatest Hits’, Matt Edmondson and The Saturdays’ Mollie King will fill the post-lunch lull, and Scott Mills will handle the Official Chart Show.

“The weekend will start here at Radio 1 on a Friday morning giving our young audience that feel good factor a day early”, says Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper. “It’s our job at Radio 1 to re-invent the way young people listen to the radio, to disrupt traditional thinking and to look for new ways in which to grow audiences”.

Since when do young people listen to Radio 1?

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