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Aled Haydn Jones named head of Radio 1

By | Published on Wednesday 3 June 2020

Aled Hadyn Jones

The BBC has announced former Chris Moyles producer Aled Haydn Jones as the new head of Radio 1. Most recently he was Head Of Programmes at the station.

“I’m so proud to be taking the helm of the best youth music station anywhere in the world”, he says. “Radio 1 is all about the best new music, the most amazing DJs, and entertaining our young audience, and we have dedicated teams working hard to deliver exactly that. We know Radio 1 will never stand still, and we’re going to listen to our audience and give them what they want, how they want it”.

The BBC’s pop music controller Lorna Clarke adds: “Aled has some exciting and ambitious new directions for Radio 1, and we are looking forward to a fresh approach for the station. As the number one network for young audiences across the country, we want to take some risks and really push ourselves to do more across all platforms”.

Last month Helen Thomas had been named the new head of Radio 2. This all follows Clarke’s big plan to appoint a similar overseer for each of the BBC’s music stations, rather than the inconsistent system of management that had grown up across the radio network previously.

New heads of Radio 1Xtra, 6 Music and Asian Network are still to be announced.