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Honey G Pulled Mid-Way Through Radio 1Xtra Interview Over Awkward Questions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Eliminated ‘X Factor’ contestant Honey G was pulled off-air mid-way through a live radio interview, after she was posed a series of awkward questi...

Radio's New Lease of Life in 2015

Ben Cooper | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

In the run up to Christmas we will see more questions asked of the BBC and there will be plenty more speculation about the future broadcasting landscape of the UK. However, one thing is certain this year - radio remains vital in people's lives. Radio showed everyone that it is still the place in the media that is busy with innovation, has famous names people want to talk about and stations that millions of listeners are passionate about.

The Real X Factor

Adele Roberts | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adele Roberts

I hope young minds take the time to register before 20 April, so that on 7 May as many of us as possible have a choice. Registering is so important. It gives us the power to have our say. We are the judging panel and they are the X Factor hopeful, staring wide eyed down the camera lens mouthing 'vote for me' whilst miming a phone with their hand...

Is Ed Hitting Back At Critics With This Cryptic Tweet?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ed Sheeran appears to have hit back at his detractors on Twitter who claim it’s unfair that he has been named the Most Important Act In Black And Ur...

Audiences to Takeover BBC Radio 1's Studios During 'Access All Areas' Month

Rebecca Frank | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Frank

Just to get mushy for a minute, it's projects like these that make you proud to wear your BBC lanyard. Having the freedom to design a celebration around something as human as openness is pretty amazing, it's something only Radio 1 and 1Xtra would and could do.

Behind The Scene: Sian Anderson

Bwoywonder | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

I left my Rinse FM show in June 2013 and have been on 1Xtra covering Clara Amfo and Adele Roberts from December 2013 - now. I've got a show coming up on Radio 1 on March 8th for International Women's Day 9-11pm, check it out.

Spoken Word Video Review: GREEdS - This Morning

Kamran Assadi | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kamran Assadi

Yomi Sode aka Nigerian-born spoken word artist GREEdS (Generating Rhymes to Engage the EnlightenD Soul) has always let his poetic words take him to higher levels and into other realms of music and live performance.

Like Father, Like Son?

Seani B | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Seani B

As a young black man growing up in the UK there are a lot of stereotypes that we have to face on a daily basis. So when I was asked to present a Radio 1Xtra documentary Like Father, Like Son? about young black fathers I was sure that I wanted to be involved.

How BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra Are Opening Up to Audiences This Month for Access All Areas

Piers Bradford | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Piers Bradford

We know how much our listeners like to see behind the scenes and get exclusive backstage access, so we are aiming to open up what Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra do across the entire month. The relationship between us and our audience feels close than it ever has. They have access to the inner thoughts of our DJ's via Twitter. They can often get to watch, as well as listen to, our regular output. So the challenge for the month is how to bring them even closer. The centrepiece of our Access All Areas activity has rapidly become Radio 1's first ever intake of interns.

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Adele Roberts | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adele Roberts

I feel there's a change, a positive movement towards acceptance, inclusion and honesty. I used to think I was the only one. The only gay in the village. Yeah, I knew KD Lang was my homegirl and Ellen was too but they were celebrities. I was hardly going to see them around my local Spar. They seemed so far away.

I Am Maxsta

Maxsta | Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

What's going on world my name is Maxsta. How do you do? If you don't know who I am - well I make grime music and rap music and anything, you see, I make a hybrid of music. I don't just make one genre. Maxsta is London. I'm signed to SONY RCA. And I'm ready to go.

Afrobeats Week On 1Xtra

DJ Edu | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
DJ Edu

From the streets of Accra to the clubs in Abuja, shops in South Africa to the public transport in Kenya comes a new genre of music that is thumping in clubs worldwide - Afrobeats. If you like music that is different, unique, organic yet modern, with no boundaries, energetic and fused with modern genres without losing its actual identity then you need look no further than Afrobeats. Afrobeats is the sound of young Africa which is growing in popularity through out the UK and the world. The genres name stems Nigeria's Afrobeat which was made popular by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen in the 70's.