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1Xtra announces new weekday daytime show to be broadcast from Birmingham

By | Published on Wednesday 22 February 2023


BBC 1Xtra has announced it is launching its first ever weekday show broadcast from a studio outside of London, the station having added a Birmingham-based weekend programme to its schedule last year and, in a surprise development, the universe did not end.

From April, new recruit Kaylee Golding will present an early afternoon show each weekday from the BBC’s studios in The Mailbox in Birmingham. Says she: “I am super excited to be joining the BBC 1Xtra family! I’ve been listening to 1Xtra my whole life, so to be presenting such an important daytime show on the station is an honour”.

“I can’t wait to start the show and provide the happiness and good music we all need”, she adds. “To make it even better, I get to do the show from my home town Birmingham. Birmingham deserves this, and I can’t wait to bring some brummy flavour to 1Xtra!”

The station will also get a new drivetime host at the start of April, with Remi Burgz moving into that slot, taking over from current presenter Reece Parkinson who is stepping down from the job.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity”, says Burgz. “I can’t believe I’ve been trusted to continue this amazing slot. My friends don’t even trust me to drive them around town but now I’m keeping people company through drivetime – skrr skrr beep beep. Reece Parkinson has left big shoes to fill but I’m ready for the ride!”

And if you’re wondering what Head Of 1Xtra Faron McKenzie has to say about all this, wonder no more. “We’ve said it before”, he declares, “1Xtra are committed to increasing investment and supporting broadcasting talent across the UK”.

“As a Birmingham native myself”, he goes on, “I’m so proud to be delivering on that promise and bringing 1Xtra to such an amazing and diverse city. I’m excited to see Kaylee represent, connect with new audiences, and inject her fun, Brummy energy into 1Xtra afternoons”.

“Remi has also forged an incredible relationship with our listeners in such a short space of time”, he adds, “proving her status as a broadcasting superstar. I know she’s going to deliver that huge energy she’s known for into the drivetime slot”.