New Radio 1 Specialist Schedule

BBC Radio 1 today announced its new specialist DJ line-up with several big names exiting the station.

Skream & Benga, Friction, Toddla T and Charlie Sloth will all present their own weekly shows starting on Monday 2 April 2012.

There will also be a new show named the BBC Radio 1 Residency which will feature Heidi, Chuckie and Kutski on a weekly rotation every Thursday.

To make way for the new talent, Judge Jules, Gilles Peterson, Fabio & Grooverider and Kissy Sell Out will be leaving the station.

Head controller of Radio 1, Ben Cooper said: ”It’s important that Radio 1 continues to develop new talent and the station keeps evolving for our young listeners.

These changes to our evening schedule will strengthen the range and depth of the specialist music offering on the network.

Read the entire press statement over at the BBC Newsbeat website with full reaction.


  • Friction (Mondays, 2am-4am)
  • Charlie Sloth (Tuesdays, 2am-4am)
  • Toddla T (Fridays, 2am-4am)
  • Skream & Benga (Friday nights, 11pm-1am)

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