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A specialist DJ takeover, free music concerts and the countdown of the BBC Sound of 2011 will be just some of the exciting content coming this January on BBC Radio 1 when the station takes listeners on a journey to discover new music in the New Year.

Kicking off on Monday 3 January, Radio 1 shakes up the schedule by handing over the entire week to the station's evening specialist shows.

Daytime will be turned on its head with Radio 1's new music DJs Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Nick Grimshaw joining forces to share with listeners their big tips for 2011 and looking back at the artists they championed in 2010. The DJs' playlists will also give even bigger daytime exposure to newer artists.

The schedule from Monday 3 January to Friday 7 January will be:

7.00am-10am – Zane Lowe

10am-1pm – Annie Mac

1pm-4pm – Huw Stephens

4pm-7pm – Nick Grimshaw

For the first time ever, Radio 1 will exclusively reveal the winner of BBC Sound of 2011, one of the most anticipated events of the year.

The survey compiled from the views of music critics and industry experts aims to highlight some of the rising stars tipped for big things in the coming year.

On his special breakfast show, Zane Lowe counts down the top five most voted for acts throughout the week, culminating in the unveiling of the winner on Friday 7 January.

Live session tracks and interviews from the chosen five will also feature heavily across Radio 1 shows.

Ben Cooper, Deputy Controller, Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, says: "Supporting new music is extremely important to Radio 1. Over the last 12 months we have played a major part in breaking artists like The XX, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Biffy Clyro and Marina & The Diamonds plus many more and 2011 will be no different. January will be exciting for Radio 1 as we turn the schedule on its head to bring our audiences even more brand new music and live events all month long."

BBC Introducing

Monday 10 January – Friday 14 January

BBC Introducing will also feature as part of BBC Radio 1's new music push with a range of activities.

Starting on 10 January, in an exciting move for the initiative, a BBC Introducing sourced artist will become part of the Radio 1 daytime playlist each week.

Selected by the Radio 1 music team via suggestions from the BBC Introducing Network and the Uploader (bbc.co.uk/introducing), an artist will be highlighted on the national network, receiving six plays in daytime shows.

Also this week, there will be a special BBC Introducing session recorded at the famous Maida Vale Studios.

Three Radio 1 specialist DJs – Huw Stephens, Pete Tong and Daniel P Carter – are teaming up with leading music magazines NME, Mixmag and Rock Sound to select the acts they think we'll be seeing more of in 2011. This will culminate in a special BBC Introducing programme on Wednesday 12 January at 9pm, with live tracks being played out across the week.

Could the daytime line-up be the future of Radio 1 when Mills/ Moyles leaves?
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Yeah, how dare the DJs have a Christmas holiday, Viv. Bah Humbug to you.

I look forward to Zane on breakfast.

yeh, but I'm not really being scroogy. The "holidays" have got out of control, and some DJs - not pointing any elbows - need to make up their minds whether they want to be a DJ or go on the TV, or God knows what else.

From a listener point of view, I am growing increasing tired of my listening / entertainment time being mucked up.... and yes, I know they have every right to make all the money they can, especially during an on-going recession period.... but, that said,

Please.decide.if. you. wish. to. be. on. the. radio. or. not. Thank you.

Just leave Zane to night time, where he can unleash his uber enthusiasm, and new music, and not torment me first thing in the morning, when I have just got out of my bed.

Delta Machine, Depeche Mode - buy NOW !!

http://youtu.be/59dZzXLPRg0

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Viv needs to discover that sensitive area on every females anatomy...

'Pleasure palace'.

BTW... on the original press release it refers to the events happening 'this January'. Surely its next January as we're still in 2010... just an observation x

It's like me saying 'this Saturday' on Sunday, surely?

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