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Westwood Leaves 1Xtra Drivetime


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BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Controller Ben Cooper today announced a number of changes to 1Xtra’s schedule which will see rising star Charlie Sloth take over the station’s weekday early evening show, while new signing Yasmin Evans joins the network to present the weekend Breakfast Show.

  • New drive time show for Charlie Sloth
  • New weekend breakfast show presenter
  • New Sunday show for Tim Westwood

From September the new schedule will be:

Daytime (Monday – Friday)

6am-10am: Radio 1Xtra Breakfast show with Twin B

10am-1pm: Trevor Nelson

1pm-4pm: Sarah Jane Crawford

4-7pm: Charlie Sloth

Evenings

Monday

7pm-10pm: MistaJam

10pm-2am RnB with CJ Beatz

2am-4am: Charlie Sloth (Radio 1 simulcast)

4am-6am: Charlie Sloth (repeat of last week’s edition)

Tuesday

7pm-10pm: MistaJam

10pm-2am: UK Garage with Cameo

2am-4am: Nihal (Radio 1 simulcast)

4am-6am: Nihal (repeat of last week’s edition)

Wednesday

7pm-10pm: MistaJam

10pm-2am: Drum and Bass with Crissy Criss

2am-4am: Benji B (Radio 1 simulcast)

4am-6am: Benji B (repeat of last week’s edition)

Thursday

7pm-10pm: MistaJam

10pm-2am: Dancehall with Robbo

2am-4am: Toddla T (Radio 1 simulcast)

4am-6am: Toddla T (repeat of last week’s edition)

Friday

7pm-10pm: DJ Target

10pm-2am: Hip Hop with Semtex

2am-4am: Friction (repeat)

4am-7am: 1Xtra Stories and Seani B (repeat)

Weekends

Daytime

7am-10am: Yasmin

10am-1pm: Nick Bright

1pm-4pm: Adele Roberts

4-7pm: DJ Target

Evenings

Saturday

7pm-9pm: Trevor Nelson (Radio 1 simulcast)

9pm-11pm: Westwood (Radio 1 simulcast)

11pm-1am: MistaJam (Radio 1 simulcast)

3am-5am: Friction (Radio 1 simulcast)

5am-7am: Seani B (Radio 1 simulcast)

Sunday

7pm-9pm: Westwood

9pm-10pm: 1Xtra’s Stories

10pm-2am: Edu

2am-4am: B.Traits (Radio 1 simulcast)

4am-6am: B.Traits (repeat of last week’s edition)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/1x_schedulechange.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/18199522

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Westwood didn't hold back on Thursdays show in expressing how he felt, was great to listen to. DLT with self-depreciating humour. The writing was on the wall and has been for a long time. It's pretty clear Ben Cooper is a Charlie Sloth fan and has been grooming him for bigger things. There were a couple weeks in 2011 where Sloth was on 1Xtra for, literally, 12 hours in 24. He's pretty much a young Tim Westwood in terms of broadcasting and does a decent job when he regularly covers for TW, so the news comes as no massive surprise. It's a genuine shame though, I'll miss Tim.

Also, having a look at the new schedule posted above it seems an awful lot of presenters are being culled, most notably Ronnie Herel and former drivetime hosts Ace & Vis.

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Westwood didn't hold back on Thursdays show in expressing how he felt, was great to listen to. DLT with self-depreciating humour. The writing was on the wall and has been for a long time. It's pretty clear Ben Cooper is a Charlie Sloth fan and has been grooming him for bigger things. There were a couple weeks in 2011 where Sloth was on 1Xtra for, literally, 12 hours in 24. He's pretty much a young Tim Westwood in terms of broadcasting and does a decent job when he regularly covers for TW, so the news comes as no massive surprise. It's a genuine shame though, I'll miss Tim.

Also, having a look at the new schedule posted above it seems an awful lot of presenters are being culled, most notably Ronnie Herel and former drivetime hosts Ace & Vis.

Assuming they are still with 1xtra as normally it says at the bottom we bid fairwell to x persons

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Is there a slot for Westwood on 6Music or something? or possibly even 4extra with the more comedic angle some of his shows have taken at times.

He'd be so out of place on 6Music though. He'll continue to do his Saturday night simulcast show on R1 and 1Xtra anyway, and a new Sunday night show.

What did Westwood say on his show!!

He was quite clearly upset and shocked by the news but kept the lightheartedness flowing. During the first two hours of the show he sounded quite sombre compared to his usual self. It's worth listening back to the last hour of the show on the iPlayer to hear exactly what he said though, it's not so easy to put into words.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01hr9s6

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