Radio 1

Why Radio 1 Moving The Rock Show to Sunday Night Is Smart. Really Smart.

Paul Piggott | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Sunday 7 September 2014 saw the launch of Dan P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show in its new (and brilliantly positioned) Sunday night slot on BBC Radio 1. It's a big statement, and one that should be congratulated, from the most important media outlet for new music in the UK.

When Mike Smith Told Chris Moyles To His Face What He Thought Of His Show

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mike Smith, who died on Friday, once told Chris Moyles to his face that he wasn’t a fan of modern radio broadcasting, nor of Chris Moyles’ own par...

Former Radio 1 Presenter Dead At 59

PA | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former Radio 1 presenter Mike Smith has died at the age of 59. Smith, who was married to fellow television personality Sarah Greene, died in hospit...

Going to Ibiza for the First Time...

DJ Monki | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Monki

Today I joined Grimmy, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and MistaJam on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show to kick off the weekend... Ibiza is the world's most iconic dance music location and to be a part of Radio 1's infamous dance line-up on one of the biggest weekends on the island is crazy.

Greg Addresses 'Strictly' Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 DJ Greg James has revealed that he won’t be taking part in the upcoming series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The DJ was apparently top...

Marley and Me: John Tobler Reflects on a Reggae Legend

Roger Crow | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Music journalist John Tobler has spent decades chatting to iconic musicians. I spoke to him about his interviews with reggae legend Bob Marley...

Edith Axed In Radio 1 Shake-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Edith Bowman has been axed from Radio 1 in a huge shake-up following budget cuts. The Scottish DJ is one of many Radio 1 veterans being axed by th...

WATCH: Kylie Loses It Thanks To Hugh Jackman

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

When Hugh Jackman decided he wanted to play Innuendo Bingo on Radio 1, regular host Scott Mills was unable to present the segment - leading to none ot...

Take The Stairs, Paxman Told After Saying BBC Lift Music 'Hell'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Jeremy Paxman has been told to "take the stairs" by the controller of Radio 1 Extra after the Newsnight presenter complained BBC elevators were made "...

Ask Anyone Who Can Remember Britpop Where They First Heard It, and the Answer Is Usually Radio 1

Joe Harland | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Harland

Where did you first come across London Grammar? Perhaps on the radio, though of course you could also have found it on Spotify, or via a shared link on Facebook. Where did you first get an earful of German Whip? It might have been on DAB, but equally it may have been Tumblr, or via Playlister, or on YouTube. However, ask anyone who can remember Britpop where they first heard the anthems of that era, and the answer is usually a great deal simpler: Radio 1.

Jo Whiley Falls Off Treadmill During Sport Relief Challenge (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Radio 2 host Jo Whiley stumbled at the finish of a "life-affirming" 26-hour treadmill challenge, which ended with a £260,000 boost from supporters Co...

Nick Kicks Off Sport Relief Cycling Challenge

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw has been joined by a host of famous faces including McBusted, Danny Dyer and Davina McCall as he rushes to complete a ...

Lovebox 2014: First Line-up Announcement Revealed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

MIA and Chase & Status have been announced as headliners of this year’s Lovebox festival, while Radio 1 favourite Annie Mac will be on hand with a s...

Nick Grimshaw's A&E Visit

Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Nick Grimshaw was forced abandon his Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning when a freak accident saw him swallow a chunk of glass. Keen to reassure f...

Long Live Radio

Caroline Feraday | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Every week still it seems that I hear that something new will "kill the radio star". Spotify will kill off radio, Pandora streaming will kill off radio, Nick Grimshaw will kill off radio. It won't. Technologies change, but radio isn't a piece of technology. It has a soul, it's a connection... it's my friend.

The Great British Porn Off

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

I suppose I fit the criteria for a typical 'user' - I'm a single 20-something male, with no long-term relationships to my name, and I spend most nights alone in my room with my flatmate hurling abuse through my bedroom door that I'm 'using all the bandwidth', but I assure you that is because I'm writing and editing my sketches and radio-interviews, and not wasting the odd three hours perusing the darker side of the internet's super-highway. Honestly.

DLT 'Put Hand In Teen's Knickers' At BBC, Court Hears

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An alleged victim of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has told a court he pinned her up against a wall while presenting his Radio 1 show and put his hand in...

Caroline Frost

Britain's Most Dangerous Songs, According To The BBC

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tonight's BBC music doc, 'Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned', charts the stories of 10 songs, from the 1930s to the present day, wh...

Suprise MBE For Dance DJ

Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Radio 1 presenter and club DJ Pete Tong was a surprise name on the New Year Honours List, after being awarded an MBE. The 53-year-old received the ...

Was Simon Amstell's Point on Apartheid Taken Out of Context?

Edward Adoo | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Comedian and Broadcaster Simon Amstell guested on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and was pressured to apologise and branded a racist across on twitter and other social media networks after making an apartheid reference about Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Simon Amstell Apologises For Mandela Comment On Radio One

The Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Simon Amstell has said sorry after suggesting there was racial segregation between Radio 1 and its sister station BBC Radio 1Xtra with reference to Ne...

Facing My Taboo of STIs

James Emtage | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

We've all just got to get over this. In a society where access to medication and medical staff is freely available, it is not only our right to get ourselves checked out, but our duty.

Radio 1 Is Chris Morris' Biggest Joke Ever

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

The genius behind this massive endeavour is Chris Morris, who orchestrated it all from his lavish secret office under BBC Broadcasting House.

Cancer Has Given Me an Inner Strength I Would Never Have Found Otherwise

Rachel Robyns-Laird | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Robyns-Laird

"It's not good news I'm afraid, Rachel, I'm sorry to have to tell you, you have cancer." It was exactly 11.30 when my doctor called me through. That sentence is all I remember about the appointment... One year later and I am loving life! I have not let cancer define me and I am finally getting my life back on track!

Why the Music Industry Needs Annie Mac

Carly Wilford | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

A well respected and shape shifting tastemaker, DJ, radio presenter and now proud mother, Annie Mac has set her own standard. In a mainly lad led industry she stands shoulder to shoulder with the guys who look up to her.