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Anyone else find it odd that they dropped this at midnight on a Saturday? Sounds like someone got a hold of the news and was going to publish before they said anything.

It looked to me like it was embargoed until midnight as all the articles went up bang on 12. Could be a number of reasons but it happens a lot with announcements such as this.

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Anyone else find it odd that they dropped this at midnight on a Saturday? Sounds like someone got a hold of the news and was going to publish before they said anything.

It must have been embargoed until Sunday and they released it bang on midnight. I think it was slightly odd and a bit of a shame that Zane didn't reveal it himself on his show tomorrow though.

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It must have been embargoed until Sunday and they released it bang on midnight. I think it was slightly odd and a bit of a shame that Zane didn't reveal it himself on his show tomorrow though.

Strewth ! I wasn't expecting that news. That leaves Scott as the only DJ over 40 with a daily show on radio one !Zane will b missed :(

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Always thought Huw Stevens would have taken over Zane's show when he departed, but I think Annie is a good choice. Very pleased that Phil Taggart has a new show.

I'll miss Zane's show. A fantastic and passionate broadcaster who's show has always been consistently good.

Is this the beginnings of more announcements to schedule changes?...

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This is a complete shock- I thought Zane would become a permanent feature of the schedule. I never really listened to his show, but as the man himself would've said, "you gotta respect what he's doing". I guess this explains his recent "u ok hun" moments- with only a few weeks left on air, he's gotta make the most of all his talents. I'm gonna miss his handovers with Greg the most, two minutes every day of complete weirdness and hilarity. Annie Mac is funny, but I just can't see the handovers being quite as good.

Also, if they're announcing this three weeks in advance, and Scott's contract ends in April... We're not out of the woods yet.

Also, a DJ being poached to work at Apple? Unless he's planning on utilising his secret coding skills, he's probably going to be working at the Beats division. They've probably offered him sh**tonnes of money as well. I'd better get recording a couple of his shows for the archive then!

EDIT: Actually, I've just seen in The Guardian (my favourite) that he's going to iTunes Radio (a streaming service, not an actual radio station) and he's moving to the States with his family.

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Really sad that Zane is going, his show is one of the best around and his interviews are one of a kind, particularly Jay Z, Kanye, Eminem, Rick Rubin and Chris Martin, such ease during his interviews and doesn't use prompts, just his memory. Also his masterpiece series is pretty incredible, definitely pushing the boundaries of radio by playing out entire albums on air.

Really excited for Annie's new show though, she'll be a brilliant replacement, it will be interesting to see what she does though with some of the features. I was quite surprised she took it though considering her busy DJ career which has extended to America now.

Super happy for Phil though, he really needed more than 1 hour a week, particularly as one of the best specialist DJ's on the station.

I don't think Scott is going anytime soon, I think we still have 1-2 more years of him on the station, I think he might make it to 20 years on Daytime. (Does anyone know the record for longest daytime DJ?)

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Really sad that Zane is going, his show is one of the best around and his interviews are one of a kind, particularly Jay Z, Kanye, Eminem, Rick Rubin and Chris Martin, such ease during his interviews and doesn't use prompts, just his memory. Also his masterpiece series is pretty incredible, definitely pushing the boundaries of radio by playing out entire albums on air.

Really excited for Annie's new show though, she'll be a brilliant replacement, it will be interesting to see what she does though with some of the features. I was quite surprised she took it though considering her busy DJ career which has extended to America now.

Super happy for Phil though, he really needed more than 1 hour a week, particularly as one of the best specialist DJ's on the station.

I don't think Scott is going anytime soon, I think we still have 1-2 more years of him on the station, I think he might make it to 20 years on Daytime. (Does anyone know the record for longest daytime DJ?)

I think that would be Simon Bates who did the mid morning show for 16 years from 1977 to 1993.

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Wow. This news both surprises and baffles me. Surely Radio 1 should be making changes before all the usual presenters get back around Christmas time, so they're all ready for the new year (Jan 1st). Sporadically announcing "Jameela is being replaced", "Scott might leave", "Zane is leaving", "Phil is getting more airtime", etc seems strange.

It's nice to keep it fresh though, and while I respect the Radio 1 Gods (aka Ben Cooper and co.) decision, I feel it was a bold (see what I did there?) move.

RIP Zane Lowe, Radio 1 Presenter / Future Apple Employee. You will be sadly missed by all.

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Wow. This news both surprises and baffles me. Surely Radio 1 should be making changes before all the usual presenters get back around Christmas time, so they're all ready for the new year (Jan 1st). Sporadically announcing "Jameela is being replaced", "Scott might leave", "Zane is leaving", "Phil is getting more airtime", etc seems strange.

It's nice to keep it fresh though, and while I respect the Radio 1 Gods (aka Ben Cooper and co.) decision, I feel it was a bold (see what I did there?) move.

RIP Zane Lowe, Radio 1 Presenter / Future Apple Employee. You will be sadly missed by all.

In fairness it seems JamEela and Zane both chose to leave for their own

seperate reasons.In fact Jameela might come back one day

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The fact that he's got a job to go to at Apple makes it sound more like he was poached than forced out. To be fair, Apple do have ALLLLLLL the monies.

I guess even though we're on board, Zane's walking the plank.

EDIT: Oh, also, isn't Annie Mac a dance DJ as opposed to a cross genre new music (wo)man? I would've thought Phil Taggart was a better choice, unless they're making the 7PM slot a dance show five days a week.

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The fact that he's got a job to go to at Apple makes it sound more like he was poached than forced out. To be fair, Apple do have ALLLLLLL the monies.

I guess even though we're on board, Zane's walking the plank.

EDIT: Oh, also, isn't Annie Mac a dance DJ as opposed to a cross genre new music (wo)man? I would've thought Phil Taggart was a better choice, unless they're making the 7PM slot a dance show five days a week.

They could be.Maybe Huws show will be the 'new music show' from now on

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