BBC Radio 1 is to undergo huge schedule changes as new boss Aled Haydn Jones vows to position the station’s support for new music as high as its headline-grabbing stunts spawned by Greg James.
Music Week reports that Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac will move forward an hour, to run 6-8pm, Mondays to Thursdays. Each episode will kick off with its long-running ‘Hottest Record in the World’ feature. Annie’s Friday night dance show will also begin at 6pm, with Danny Howard moving forward to 8pm and Pete Tong will be on air from 10pm.
Danny Howard’s show will move forward to start at 8pm.
Hadyn Jones told Music Week “At Radio 1, we’ve got really good at connecting shows, having a Radio 1 family and having a lot of successes with our projects,” said Haydn Jones. “This [schedule change] is about ensuring music gets as loud a voice from Radio 1 as some of the other stuff that we’ve done over the last couple of years.
“So I’ve been meeting with all the labels for the last couple of weeks and talking about how we’re going to show more commitment and be more supportive of new music and new artists, especially British music and artists. The conversations are going really well.”
Jack Saunders will host a new Future Artists show 10pm – Midnight Mondays to Wednesdays and his regular Indie show will remain on Thursday night at 10pm.
The new schedule launches on September 1.