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Radio 1 to showcase new presenting talent again over the Christmas break

By | Published on Friday 4 September 2020

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BBC Radio 1 is repeating a scheme it launched last year that will allow new and emerging presenting talent to host shows on the station over the Christmas period. Anyone who reckons they are sufficiently new, emerging and/or talented to be given some festive air time on the BBC station needs to put themselves forward before 20 Sep. That might include people currently doing stuff on hospital, student or community radio.

Says the BBC: “Applicants have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the station’s current roster of DJs, including Greg James, who started out presenting on student radio before joining Radio 1, and Clara Amfo, who started her career as an intern in radio. Nick Grimshaw also presented for his university radio station before going on to work as an intern for a broadcaster, and Annie Mac worked her way up to presenter and DJ from assistant radio producer”.

Radio 1’s recently appointed boss Aled Haydn Jones adds: “We’re really proud to be offering this opportunity again for upcoming broadcasters to take their first steps onto the national stage. We welcomed some incredible new talent onto the station last year and I’m looking forward to hearing from the next generation of DJs and presenters again this year”.

Budding radio types can put themselves forward for a Radio 1 Christmas gig here.