- BBC Radio 1Xtra
Infobox Radio Station
name = BBC Radio 1Xtra
area = flagicon|United Kingdom UK - National
airdate = August 16, 2002
share = 0.3%
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
frequency = DAB: 12B
Virgin Media: 907 Tiscali TV: 601
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/1xtra.shtml?listen Live Stream] Real/WM
format = Urban and hip hop
website = [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra]
BBC Radio 1Xtra, (formerly 1Xtra or "1Xtra from the BBC") is a digital UK
radio stationfrom the BBCspecialising in new black music, sometimes referred to as urban music. Launched at 1800 on August 16, 2002, it was codenamed "Network X" during the consulation period and is the sister station to BBC Radio 1. The programme is broadcast from a dedicated building shared with Radio 1, Yalding Housein central London, part of the BBC's sprawling Broadcasting Housecomplex of radio studios and offices.
Typical music includes largely British and North American hip hop, grime,
bassline, garage, dubstep, drum and bass, bashment, soca, reggae, gospel music, bhangraand R&B. It is available on digital radio (DAB), digital satellite television, digital terrestrial television(Freeview), and the Internet. It has its own news team: 1Xtra News.
In 2007, the BBC changed all of the
BBC Radiologos, and all stations are called "BBC Radio..." This was first seen when the DAB names were changed.
1Xtra's typical audience is between 15 and 30 years old. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/pdf/dig_rev_1xtra.htm] The upper age range is deliberately lower than sister station Radio 1 which is closer to 35.
According to the "Submission to the Secretary of State's review of digital channels" in March 2004, 1Xtra "provides music output 24 hours a day, punctuated by bespoke BBC news bulletins and other speech output designed specifically to be pertinent to the audience."
An alphabetical list of present presenters is below
Ace and Vis
MistaJam"'Evening - continued
Panjabi Hit Squad
An alphabetical list of previous presenters is below
Jason and Iyare
*DJ Femme Fatale
J Da Flex
Machel and DJ Slic
Richie Vibe Vee
Rodney Pand Skitz
List of BBC radio stations"
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra BBC 1Xtra] at
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/podcast BBC 1Xtra - UK Music Podcast] at
*cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/3153621.stm|title= BBC NEWS - In Depth - Photo Gallery - In Pictures: 1Xtra's first year |accessdate=2007-04-05
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