Westwood to leave 1Xtra daytime

Posted by MereNews On May - 25 - 2012

Tim Westwood

Tim Westwood is to leave his drive time show on BBC Radio 1Xtra in a shake-up to the network’s day-time presenting line-up.

A new weekday 4-7pm show will be presented by DJ Charlie Sloth.

Westwood will stay with the station but present a new weekend programme every Sunday from 7-9pm.

He will continue to present his BBC Radio 1Xtra and Radio 1 show on Saturday nights.

In a statement Westwood said his run presenting the weekday afternoon show had been “a lot of fun and a great experience”.

Sloth said: “I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to speak to the nation for five days a week and for the faith put in me by the Radio 1Xtra team.”

Charlie Sloth

Charlie Sloth will present the weekday 4-7pm show from September

In other changes to the schedule newcomer Yasmin Evans joins the station to present the weekend breakfast show.

Nick Bright will present the 10am-1pm show on weekends, with DJ Target taking on the 4-7pm slot.

Ben Cooper, controller of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, said: “As 1Xtra nears its 10th Birthday, it’s great to be welcoming a new generation of presenters to the station who will take on the baton of championing the best in urban music for a young audience.”

The changes will come in on Monday 3 September.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/18199522#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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