Radio 1

That Nervousness Is There - But I've Never Been More Excited About A New Job

Nihal Arthanayake | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nihal Arthanayake

I am so excited about my new job co-hosting Afternoon Edition alongside Sarah Brett on BBC Radio 5 live and so happy that the Controller of 5 live Jonathan Wall has given me an opportunity of a lifetime. This is mainstream broadcasting. The guests are household names, the issues go beyond the Asian community while being relevant to them too. The chance to have the conversations I used to have but on a bigger platform, and many new debates as well.

Specialist Music Is Our Lifeblood, Because They Are the Songs and Artists of the Future

Rhys Hughes | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Rhys Hughes

With nearly 70 hours of specialist programming on Radio 1 a week, around 200 sessions a year and our work with BBC Introducing at many UK festivals, Radio 1 and 1Xtra are plugged in to the artists that are bubbling away under the mainstream. Specialist music is our life blood because they are the songs and artists of the future.

BBC Newsbeat Site Closure Prompts Outrage From Commentators

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The BBC is to close the website and app of Radio 1 Newsbeat as part of changes to the corporation's strategy, it has been announced. While Newsbeat's ...

Government Burns Radio 1 Over Mainstream Music Choices

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

BBC Radio 1 is too mainstream and should ditch pop music in favour of less well known artists, the government said on Thursday. The radio station is l...

Big Weekend Ticket Sale Leaves Hundreds Empty Handed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Tickets for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend have sold out just over an hour after going on sale. Some 50,000 passes for the two-day spectacular went on sale...

Radio 1 DJ Reveals Trauma Of Losing A Parent Coincided With Her Big Break

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo has spoken about the death her father in an emotional documentary on the turmoil and chaos of losing a parent. The 'Live Lou...

Zayn Set For Number One Spot, Despite Another Last-Minute Cancellation

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Zayn Malik looks set to nab the number one spot in Friday’s official singles chart, despite the fact he’s bailed on another appearance to promote ...

Grimmy And Anton's 'X Factor' Row Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Anton Stephans and Nick Grimshaw’s war of words is showing no signs of going away, following the aspiring singer's elimination from ‘The X Factor...

When Dad Becomes Your Best Mate

Greg James | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Greg James

When you get your 'dream job' you never think of the sh*t bits of it. I won't list them here, but I do list them to my dad regularly. And that is incredibly helpful. He has become so much more than the bloke I went down the park to play cricket with as a kid. He has become my closest confidant. He knows everything. 've told him everything. Whether it be a relationship that I've messed up, someone I'm jealous of, a bad show I've done, a person I've accidentally killed... (just checking you're still paying attention)... I tell him everything is my point. And that is a wonderful feeling. And I'd be lost without it.

Radio's New Lease of Life in 2015

Ben Cooper | Posted 28.09.2015 | 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.

Moyles And Grimmy Poised For Breakfast Show Battle Again

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chris Moyles is to stage a sensational return to breakfast radio, as he goes head-to-head with his Radio 1 replacement Nick Grimshaw. The former R...

Daniel Welsh

WISE WORDS: Scott Mills Talks Tackling Anxiety And 'Strictly' Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is the latest star to get the WISE WORDS treatment, where we ask a range of people from all across the entertainment indust...

Finally! Some Good News For Grimmy's Radio 1 Show Team

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

There’s good news for DJ Nick Grimshaw, whose Radio 1 breakfast show has gained listeners, after hitting an all-time low earlier this year. Back...

Little Mix Give A Masterclass In Live Lounge Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Little Mix returned to Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Tuesday afternoon, treating presenter Clara Amfo (and the hundreds of thousands of listeners tuning ...

BBC Shakeup Just Put Radios 1 And 2 Firmly In The Firing Line

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

Two of the BBC's most popular radio stations have already been singled out, it was revealed on Thursday, as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale fired ...

Why I'm Helping Launch the BBC Radio 1 Youth Council

Jeremiah Emmanuel | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremiah Emmanuel

I am so, so happy that my idea was heard and is now actually going to happen. Lots of young people have great ideas but they think that no one will have the time to listen to them, or won't bother to actually carry them out. So I hope this can be an example to inspire other people that anything is possible. If you have an idea, keep pushing because one day, someone will listen!

Look Who's Returning To The Airwaves...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Chris Moyles is set to make a return to radio, with a new breakfast show on Xfm, according to reports. The DJ left Radio 1 back in 2012, and his r...

Challenging the Norm of Charity Comms at Cannes

Arabella Gilchrist | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK
Arabella Gilchrist

The tide is shifting. Backing social change is authentic, credible, tangible and doable. So let's use creativity and commitment - with more than a hint of bravery - to achieve the biggest humanitarian victory of the 21st century. Making malaria no more.

The TARDIS Is On 'Coronation Street' And 'Doctor Who' Fans Are In Meltdown

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

The TARDIS from ‘Doctor Who’ has been spotted on the set of ‘Coronation Street’, sparking a meltdown from fans of the sci-fi show. SEE ALS...

Schofe's Prank Call To Christine Bleakley Is Cruel But Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Phillip Schofield has revealed a whole new side to himself, by playing a dastardly prank on his ‘This Morning’ co-star Christine Bleakley. SEE...

Fearne Bids Farewell To Radio 1 As She Hosts Last Show

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Fearne Cotton bid an emotional farewell to her Radio 1 listeners today (22 May), as she hosted her last ever show. The DJ is leaving the station a...

Grimmy's Radio 1 Breakfast Show Records 12-Year Listener Low

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show has slumped to its lowest ever audience since the DJ took over from Chris Moyles in 2012, marking a 12-year low for the...

Fearne Cotton's Best Ever Live Lounge Guests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

After 10 years behind the microphone, Fearne Cotton has hosted her last show on Radio 1. As regulars listeners will know, the highly-coveted 10am ...

Radio 1 - Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Ben Cooper | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

Looking at today's Rajar figures is like a publisher only looking at the book sales from a high street bookshop, rather than taking into account how they are doing on Amazon. Or nearer to home, a singer who only looks at CD sales, rather than taking into account digital downloads, streaming and ticket sales. Young people still love music, young people still love hearing about what is important in their lives and young people still love Radio 1 - they are just consuming it in different ways. Radio 1 is the biggest radio station in the world on YouTube.

Madonna Accuses Radio 1 Of Ageism

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Madonna has accused Radio 1 of refusing to play her new single because of her age. SEE MORE: Madonna 'Felt Incarcerated' By Guy Ritchie Madonna C...