Oct 13, 2023 1 min read

1Xtra confirms host of new Birmingham-based morning show

BBC 1Xtra has confirmed that Day Day will host its new morning show startig next year - it will be broadcast from Birmingham making it the second daily show on the station not made in London

1Xtra confirms host of new Birmingham-based morning show

The BBC has announced more details about the new 1Xtra morning show that will launch next year. Hosted by Day Day, it will be the second daytime show on the station broadcast from outside London.

It was announced in July that the current morning show presenters on 1Xtra - DJ Ace and Nick Bright - would stand down at the start of next year, and that their replacement would broadcast from Birmingham instead of London. The station's early afternoon show is already broadcast from the city as part of ongoing efforts by the BBC to be less London-centric.

Birmingham native Day Day will start presenting the 1Xtra morning show from his home city next January. He has been presenting a weekly show on BBC Radio West Midlands ever since May, and has a big following for his mixes online.

Confirming his new job at the Beeb, he says: "I can't believe it! Being a 1Xtra presenter has been one of my career goals for years. It's on my vision board and it's now become my reality! I'm extremely blessed and honoured to be given this opportunity and I can't wait to connect with the 1Xtra audience!”

Head Of 1Xtra Faron McKenzie adds: “Once again BBC 1Xtra are delivering on our promise to increase investment and support broadcasting talent across the UK and in creative and diverse cities like Birmingham. Day Day is a top-tier DJ with an incredible passion for black music who comes from the heart of Birmingham, and we’re very excited to welcome him to the 1Xtra family”.

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