BBC Radio 1
This article is about the British radio station operated by the BBC.
For the BBC's digital radio station, see BBC Radio 1Xtra.
For the dance station based on this station, see BBC Radio 1 Dance.
For other stations known as Radio 1, see Radio 1.
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom and Internationally via BBC Sounds|
|Slogan||The 1 For...|
|Format||Contemporary hit radio, with specialist programming at night|
|Sister stations||BBC Radio 1Xtra|
|First air date||30 September 1967 (1967-09-30)|
It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27.
The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30.
BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.
Further information: Timeline of BBC Radio 1
Radio 1 was launched at 7:00 am on Saturday 30 September 1967.
Broadcasts were on 1215 kHz AM (247 metres), using a network of transmitters which had carried the Light Programme.
Most were of comparatively low power, at less than 50 kilowatts, leading to patchy coverage of the country.
The first disc jockey to broadcast on the new station was Tony Blackburn, whose cheery style, first heard on Radio Caroline and Radio London, won him the prime slot on what became known as the "Radio 1 Breakfast Show".
This was the first use of US-style jingles on BBC radio, but the style was familiar to listeners who were acquainted with Blackburn and other DJs from their days on pirate radio.
The reason jingles from PAMS were used was that the Musicians' Union would not agree to a single fee for the singers and musicians if the jingles were made "in-house" by the BBC; they wanted repeat fees each time one was played.
It was followed by an extract from "Beefeaters" by Johnny Dankworth.
The first complete record played on Radio 1 was "Flowers in the Rain" by The Move, the number 2 record in that week's Top 20 (the number 1 record by Engelbert Humperdink would have been inappropriate for the station's sound).
The breakfast show remains the most prized slot in the Radio 1 schedule, with every change of breakfast show presenter generating considerable media interest.
The initial rota of staff included John Peel, Pete Myers, and a gaggle of others, some transferred from pirate stations, such as Keith Skues, Ed Stewart, Mike Raven, David Ryder, Jim Fisher, Jimmy Young, Dave Cash, Kenny Everett, Simon Dee, Terry Wogan, Duncan Johnson, Doug Crawford, Tommy Vance, Chris Denning, and Emperor Rosko.
Many of the most popular pirate radio voices, such as Simon Dee, had only a one-hour slot per week ("Midday Spin.")
The licence-fee funding of Radio 1, alongside Radio 2, is often criticised by the commercial sector.
In the first quarter of 2011 Radio 1 was part of an efficiency review conducted by John Myers.
His role, according to Andrew Harrison, the chief executive of RadioCentre, was "to identify both areas of best practice and possible savings."
The controller of Radio 1 and sister station 1Xtra changed to Ben Cooper on 28 October 2011, following the departure of Andy Parfitt.
Ben Cooper answered to the Director of BBC Audio and Music, Tim Davie.
On 7 December 2011, Ben Cooper's first major changes to the station were announced.
A number of shows were shuffled to incorporate the new line-up.
On 28 February 2012, further changes were announced.
This new schedule took effect on Monday, 2 April 2012.
Grimshaw previously hosted Mon-Thurs 10pm-Midnight, Weekend Breakfast and Sunday evenings alongside Annie Mac.
Grimshaw was replaced by Phil Taggart and Alice Levine on the 10pm-Midnight show.
In November 2012, another series of changes were announced.
This included the departure of Reggie Yates and Vernon Kay.
Jameela Jamil was announced as the new presenter of The Official Chart.
Matt Edmondson moved to weekend mornings with Tom Deacon briefly replacing him on Wednesday nights.
The changes took effect in January 2013.
Former presenter Sara Cox hosted her last show on Radio 1 in February 2014 before moving back to Radio 2.
In March 2014, Gemma Cairney left the weekend breakfast show to host the weekday early breakfast slot, swapping shows with Dev.
In September 2014, Radio 1 operated a series of changes to their output which saw many notable presenters leave the station – including Edith Bowman, Nihal and Rob da Bank.
Radio 1's Residency also expanded with Skream joining the rotational line-up on Thursday nights (10 pm – 1 am).
From December 2014 to April 2016, Radio 1 included a weekly late night show presented by a well known Internet personality called The Internet Takeover.
In January 2015, Clara Amfo replaced Jameela Jamil as host of The Official Chart on Sundays (4 pm – 7 pm) and in March, Zane Lowe left Radio 1 and was replaced by Annie Mac on the new music evening show.
In May 2015, Fearne Cotton left the station after 10 years of broadcasting.
Her weekday mid-morning show was taken over by Clara Amfo.
Adele Roberts also joined the weekday schedule line-up, hosting the Early Breakfast show.
In July 2015, The Official Chart moved to a Friday from 4 pm to 5:45 pm, hosted by Greg James.
The move took place to take into account the changes to the release dates of music globally.
Cel Spellman joined the station to host Sunday evenings.
In September 2017, a new slot namely Radio 1's Greatest Hits was introduced for weekends 10am-1pm.
The show started on 2 September 2017.
On 30 September 2017, Radio 1 celebrated its 50th birthday.
Commemorations include a three-day pop-up station Radio 1 Vintage celebrating the station's presenters and special on-air programmes on the day itself, including a special breakfast show co-presented by the station's launch DJ Tony Blackburn, which is also broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
In October 2017, another major schedule change was announced.
Friction left the station.
The change features Charlie Sloth gained a new slot called 'The 8th' which aired Mon-Thu 9-11pm.
Danny Howard would host a new show on Friday 11pm-1am.
Huw Stephens's show pushed to 11pm-1am.
Kan D Man and DJ Limelight joined the station to host a weekly Asian Beats show on Sundays between 1-3am, Rene LaVice joined the station with the Drum & Bass show on Tuesdays 1-3am.
Phil Taggart presented the Hype Chart on Tuesdays 3-4am.
In February 2018, the first major schedule change of the year happened on the weekend.
This saw Maya Jama and Jordan North join BBC Radio 1 to present the Radio 1's Greatest Hits, which would be on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Alice Levine moved to the breakfast slot to join Dev.
Matt Edmondson would replace Alice Levine's original slot in the afternoon and joined by a different guest co-presenter each week.
The changes took into effect on 24 February 2018.
In April 2018, another major schedule change was made due to the incorporation of weekend schedule on Fridays.
The changes took into effect on 15 June 2018.
However, Grimshaw did not leave the station, but swapped slots with Greg James, who hosted the home time show from 4-7pm weekdays.
This change took place as of 20 August 2018 for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show (which was then renamed to Radio 1 Breakfast).
Nick Grimshaw's show started on 3 September 2018.
In June 2018, another series of schedule changes was announced.
This sees the BBC Introducing Show with Huw Stephens on Sundays 11pm-1am.
Jack Saunders joined the station and presented Radio 1 Indie Show from Mon-Thu 11pm-1am.
Other changes include the shows rearrangement of Sunday evenings.
Phil Taggart's chillest show moved to 7-9pm, then followed by The Rock Show with Daniel P Carter at 9-11pm.
The changes took into effect in September 2018.
In October 2018, Charlie Sloth announced that he was leaving Radio 1 and 1Xtra after serving the station for nearly 10 years.
He was hosting The 8th and The Rap Show at that point.
His last show was expected to be on 3 November 2018.
However, Charlie had been in the spotlight for storming the stage and delivering a sweary, Kanye West-esque rant at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) on Thursday 18 October 2018, which points towards Edith Bowman.
Charlie was nominated for best specialist music show at the ARIAS – a category he lost out on to Soundtracking with Edith Bowman and prompting him to appear on stage during her acceptance.
He apologised on Twitter regarding this issue and Radio 1 had agreed with Charlie that he will not do the 10 remaining shows that were originally planned.
This meant that his last show ended on 18 October 2018.
From 20 October 2018 onwards, Seani B filled his The Rap Show slot on 9pm-11pm and Dev covered "The 8th" beginning 22 October 2018.
In the same month, B.Traits announced that she was leaving BBC Radio 1 after six years of commitment.
She said she feels as though she can no longer devote the necessary time needed to make the show the best it can be, and is moving on to focus on new projects and adventures.
Her last show was on 26 October 2018.
The Radio 1's Essentials Mix is then shifted earlier to 1am-3am, followed by Radio 1's Wind-Down from 3 am to 6 am.
The changes took effect from 2 November 2018 onwards.
This meant that Matt and Mollie became the new Weekend Breakfast hosts, and Dev and Alice became the afternoon show hosts.
The changes came into effect on 16 November 2018.
On 15 November 2018, Radio 1 announced that Tiffany Calver, who has previously hosted a dedicated hip-hop show on the new-music station KissFresh, would join the station and host the Rap Show.
The change took effect from 5 January 2019.
The change took effect in April 2019.
In July 2019 it was announced that there would be 2 new shows on the weekend, the weekend early breakfast show and best new pop both of which started on 6 September 2019.
The weekend early morning breakfast show would be and is currently hosted by Arielle Free.
It is broadcast between 4–6 AM on Friday and Saturday and Sunday between 5–7 AM.
Best new pop would be and is currently hosted by Mollie King and is currently broadcast between 6 and 6.30 on a Friday Morning.
This in turn changed the timing of the Weekend breakfast Show hosted by Mollie King and Matt Edmondson which now runs between 6.30 and 10 on Friday and on Saturday and Sunday is broadcast between 7 am and 10 am.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been temporary changes.
In March 2020, The Radio 1 Breakfast Show started later at 7 am to 11 am.
BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems now started from 3 pm with 2 hours Classic Anthems and it would end at 7 pm.
In September, Vick Hope was announced to join Katie Thisleton replacing Spellman.
In September 2020, a new schedule was announced.
This meant that The Radio 1 Breakfast Show was shortened by 30 minutes until 10:30 am.
Also, Scott Mills' show was extended from 3 to 3:30 pm.
Toddla T was also announced to be leaving the show after 11 years.
Annie Mac's evening show moved from 7 pm to 6 pm with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie from 8 pm.
Jack Saunders would host a new show called Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders from Monday to Wednesday.
Friday Schedule was also announced.
Radio 1 Party Anthems moved from 6 pm to 3 pm and it would be hosted by Dev.
Dance Anthems on Saturday have been confirmed starting to its original time slot from 4 pm.
It was announced that Charlie Hedges would take over Dance Anthems from 3rd October 2020.
BBC Radio 1 Dance launched on Friday 9th October.
The station is broadcast exclusively on BBC Sounds.
Radio 1 Breakfast will return to five days per week while three new presenters will take turns hosting the early breakfast slot on Fridays.
From inception for over 20 years, Radio 1 broadcast from an adjacent pair of continuity suites (originally Con A and Con B) in the main control room of Broadcasting House.
These cons were configured to allow DJs to operate the equipment themselves and play their own records and jingle cartridges (called self-op).
This was a departure from traditional BBC practice, where a studio manager would play in discs from the studio control cubicle.
Due to needle time restrictions, much of the music was played from tapes of BBC session recordings.
The DJs were assisted by one or more technical operators (TOs) who would set up tapes and control sound levels during broadcasts.
The station moved to Yalding House in 1996, and Egton House was demolished in 2003 to make way for extension to Broadcasting House.
This extension would eventually be renamed the Egton Wing, and then the Peel Wing.
They used to broadcast from two main studios in the basement; Y2 and Y3 (there is also a smaller studio, YP1, used mainly for production).
These two main studios (Y2 and Y3) are separated by the "Live Lounge", although it is mainly used as an office; there are rarely live sets recorded from it, as Maida Vale Studios is used instead for larger set-ups.
The studios are linked by webcams and windows through the "Live Lounge", allowing DJs to see each other when changing between shows.
Y2 is the studio from where The Chris Moyles Show was broadcast and is also the studio rigged with static cameras for when the station broadcasts on the "Live Cam".
The station moved there in 1996 from Egton House.
In December 2012, Radio 1 moved from Yalding House to new studios on the 8th floor of the new BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, just a few metres away from the "Peel Wing", formerly the "Egton Wing", which occupies the land on which Egton House previously stood: it was renamed the "Peel Wing" in 2012 in honour of the long-serving BBC Radio 1 presenter, John Peel, who broadcast on the station from its launch in 1967 up until his death in 2004.
Programmes have also regularly been broadcast from other regions, notably The Mark and Lard Show, broadcast every weekday from New Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, Manchester for over a decade (October 1993 – March 2004) – the longest regular broadcast on the network from outside the capital.
UK analogue frequencies
Radio 1 originally broadcast on 1215 kHz AM (or 247 metres).
On 23 November 1978, the station was moved to 1053 kHz and 1089 kHz (275 and 285 m), but did not begin broadcasting on its own FM frequencies until late 1987.
Thus when Radio 1 was launched, there was no FM frequency range allocated for the station, the official reason being that there was no space, even though no commercial stations had yet launched on FM.
Because of this, from launch until the end of the 1980s Radio 1 was allowed to take over Radio 2's FM transmitters for a few hours per week.
These were Saturday afternoons, Sunday teatime and evening – most notably for the Top 40 Singles Chart on Sunday afternoons; 10 pm to midnight on weeknights including Sounds of the Seventies until 1975, and thereafter the John Peel show (Mon–Thurs) and the Friday Rock Show; and most Bank Holiday afternoons, when Radio 2 was broadcasting a Bank Holiday edition of Sport on 2.
The first full-time FM broadcast began in the London area on 31 October 1987, at low power on 104.8 MHz.
A year later the FM frequencies became national after the police communication allocation changed, freeing up what is known today as 97–99 FM, which the BBC acquired.
The rollout of Radio 1 on FM began on 1 September 1988, starting with Central Scotland, the Midlands and the north of England.
A month later, to coincide with an extension of broadcast hours, Radio 1 stopped broadcasting on Radio 2's FM frequencies on weeknights and on Sunday evenings and by 1990 all usage of Radio 2's FM frequencies had ended.
Radio 1 made great efforts to promote its new FM service, renaming itself on-air initially to 'Radio 1 FM' and later as '1FM' until 1995.
The engineering programme was initially completed in 1995.
The Conservative government decided to increase competition on AM and disallowed the simulcasting of services on both AM and FM, affecting both BBC and Independent Local Radio.
Radio 1's medium wave frequencies were reallocated to Independent National Radio.
Radio 1's last broadcast on MW was on 1 July 1994, with Stephen Duffy's "Kiss Me" being the last record played on MW just before 9 am.
For those who continued to listen, just after 9 am, Radio 1 jingles were played in reverse chronological order ending with its first jingle from 30 September 1967.
In the initial months after this closure a pre-recorded message with Mark Goodier was played to warn listeners that Radio 1 was now an "FM-only" station.
The BBC launched its national radio stations on DAB digital radio in 1995, however the technology was expensive at the time and so was not marketed, instead used as a test for future technologies.
DAB was "officially" launched in 2002 as sets became cheaper.
Sirius Canada began simulcasting Radio 1 when it was launched on 1 December 2005 (also on channel 11).
On 12 November 2008, Radio 1 made its debut on XM Satellite Radio in both the US and Canada on channel 29, moving to XM 15 and Sirius 15 on 4 May 2011.
Until the full station was removed in August 2011, Radio 1 was able to be heard by approximately 20.6 million listeners in North America on satellite radio alone.
BBC Radio 1 can be heard on cable in the Netherlands at 105.10 FM.
SiriusXM cancellation in North America
At midnight on 9 August 2011, Sirius XM ceased carrying BBC Radio 1 programming with no prior warning.
On 10 August 2011 the BBC issued the following statement:
Thousands of angry Sirius XM customers began a campaign on Facebook and other social media to reinstate BBC Radio 1 on Sirius XM Radio.
One week later, Sirius and the BBC agreed on a new carriage agreement that saw Radio 1 broadcast on a time-shifted format on the Sirius XM Internet Radio platform only, on channel 815.
Starting on 15 January 2012, The Official Chart Show began broadcasting on SiriusXM 20on20 channel 3, at 4 pm and 9 pm Eastern Standard Time.
On 19 August 2014, SiriusXM again stopped carrying BBC Radio 1 programming with no advanced notice.
The stream is no longer available on the Internet Radio platform.
From 1999 until 2012, Radio 1 split the home nations for localised programming in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to allow the broadcast of a showcase programme for regional talent.
Most recently, these shows were under the BBC Introducing brand.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland had their own shows, which were broadcast on a 3-week rotational basis in England.
From January 2011 until June 2012, Scotland's show was presented by Ally McCrae.
Wales's show was hosted by Jen Long between January 2011 until May 2012.
Previously Bethan Elfyn occupied the slot, who had at one time hosted alongside Huw Stephens, until Stephens left to join the national network, although he still broadcasts a show for Wales – a Welsh-language music show on BBC Radio Cymru on Thursday evenings.
Phil Taggart presented the Northern Ireland programme between November 2011 and May 2012.
The show was formerly presented by Rory McConnell.
Before joining the national network, Colin Murray was a presenter on The Session in Northern Ireland, along with Donna Legge; after Murray's promotion to the network Legge hosted alone for a time, and on her departure McConnell took her place.
The regional opt-outs originally went out from 8 pm to 10 pm on Thursdays (the Evening Session's time slot) and were known as the "Session in the Nations" (the "Session" tag was later dropped due to the demise of the Evening Session); they later moved to run from 7:30 pm to 9 pm, with the first half-hour of Zane Lowe's programme going out across the whole of the UK.
On 18 October 2007 the regional programmes moved to a Wednesday night/Thursday morning slot from midnight to 2 am under the BBC Introducing banner, allowing Lowe's Thursday show to be aired across the network; prior to this change Huw Stephens had presented the Wednesday midnight show nationally.
In January 2011, BBC Introducing was moved to the new time slot of midnight to 2 am on Monday mornings, and the Scottish and Welsh shows were given new presenters in the form of Ally McCrae and Jen Long.
The opt-outs were only available to listeners on the FM frequencies.
Because of the way the DAB and digital TV services of Radio 1 are broadcast (a single-frequency network on DAB and a single broadcast feed of Radio 1 on TV platforms), the digital version of the station was not regionalised.
The BBC Trust announced in May 2012 that the regional music programmes on Radio 1 would be replaced with a single programme offering a UK-wide platform for new music as part of a series of cost-cutting measures across the BBC.
In June 2012, the regional shows ended and were replaced by a single BBC Introducing show presented by Jen Long and Ally McCrae.
This made the station stand out from other top 40 stations, both in the UK and across the world.
Due to restrictions on the amount of commercial music that could be played on radio in the UK until 1988 (the "needle time" limitation) the station has recorded many live performances.
Studio sessions (recordings of about four tracks made in a single day), also supplemented the live music content, many of them finding their way to commercially available LPs and CDs.
The sessions recorded for John Peel's late night programme are particularly renowned.
The station also broadcasts documentaries and interviews.
Although this type of programming arose from necessity it has given the station diversity.
The needletime restrictions meant the station tended to have a higher level of speech by DJs.
While the station is often criticised for "waffling" by presenters, an experimental "more music day" in 1988 was declared a failure after only a third of callers favoured it.
News and current affairs
Main article: Newsbeat
The main presenter is Ben Mundy, with Roisin Hastie presenting during Radio 1's breakfast hours.
In recent years Radio 1 has used social media to help reach a younger audience.
Its YouTube channel now has over 5 million subscribers.
The highest viewed videos on the channel are predominately live music performances from the Live Lounge.
The station also has a heavy presence on social media, with audience interaction occurring through Facebook and Twitter as well as text messaging.
It was announced in 2013 that Radio 1 had submitted plans to launch its own dedicated video channel on the BBC iPlayer where videos of live performances as well as some features and shows would be streamed in a central location.
Plans were approved by the BBC Trust in November 2014 and the channel launched on 10 November 2014.
Bank Holiday programming
Radio 1 provides alternative programming on some Bank Holidays.
Programmes have included 'The 10 Hour Takeover', a request-based special, in which the DJs on air would encourage listeners to select any available track to play, 'One Hit Wonder Day' and 'The Chart of the Decade' where the 150 biggest selling singles in the last 10 years were counted down and played in full.
On Sunday 30 September 2007, Radio 1 celebrated its 40th birthday.
To mark this anniversary Radio 1 hosted a week of special features, including a re-creation of Simon Bates' Golden Hour, and 40 different artists performing 40 different covers, one from each year since Radio 1 was established.
On Saturday 30 September 2017, Radio 1 celebrated its 50th birthday.
Tony Blackburn recreated the first ever Radio 1 broadcast on Radio 2, simulcast on pop-up station Radio 1 Vintage, followed by The Radio 1 Breakfast Show celebration, tricast on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 1 Vintage, presented by Tony Blackburn and Nick Grimshaw, featuring former presenters as guests Simon Mayo, Sara Cox and Mike Read.
The pair stayed on air for 52 hours in total setting a new world record for 'Radio DJ Endurance Marathon (Team)’ after already breaking Simon Mayo's 12-year record for Radio 1's Longest Show of 37 hours which he set in 1999, also for Comic Relief.
The presenters started on 16 March 2011 and came off air at 10:30 am on 18 March 2011.
During this Fearne Cotton made a bet with DJ Chris Moyles that if they raise over £2,000,000 she will appear on the show in a swimsuit.
After passing the £2,000,000 mark, Cotton appeared on the studio webcam in a stripy monochrome swimsuit.
The appearance of Cotton between 10:10 am and 10:30 am caused the Radio 1 website to crash due to a high volume of traffic.
In total the event raised £2,622,421 for Comic Relief.
In 1994, Radio 1 broadcast a radio adaptation of the Batman comic book storyline Knightfall, as part of the Marc Goodier show, featuring Michael Gough recreating his movie role as Alfred.
Later that same year, Radio 1 also broadcast a re-edited version of the Radio 4 Superman radio drama.
Radio 1 Roadshows
The Radio 1 Roadshow, which usually involved Radio 1 DJs and pop stars travelling around popular UK seaside destinations, began in 1973, hosted by Alan Freeman in Newquay, Cornwall, with the final one held at Heaton Park, Manchester in 1999.
Although the Roadshow attracted large crowds and the style changed with the style of the station itself—such as the introduction of whistlestop audio postcards of each location in 1994 ("2minuteTour")—they were still rooted in the older style of the station, and therefore fit for retirement.
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Main article: Radio 1's Big Weekend
In March 2000, Radio 1 decided to change the Roadshow format, renaming it One Big Sunday in the process.
Several of these Sundays were held in large city-centre parks.
In 2003, the event changed again and was rebranded One Big Weekend, with each event occurring biannually and covering two days.
The most recent change occurred in 2005 when the event was yet again renamed and the decision taken to hold only one per year, this time as Radio 1's Big Weekend.
Venues under this title have included Herrington Country Park, Camperdown Country Park, Moor Park–which was the first Weekend to feature a third stage–Mote Park, Lydiard Park, Bangor and Carlisle Airport.
Tickets for each Big Weekend are given away free of charge, making it the largest free ticketed music festival in Europe.
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend was replaced by a larger festival in 2012, named 'Radio 1's Hackney Weekend', with a crowd capacity of 100,000.
In 2013, Radio 1's Big Weekend returned to Derry as part of the City of Culture 2013 celebrations.
So far, Derry is the only city to have hosted the Big Weekend twice.
In May 2014, Radio 1's Big Weekend was held in Glasgow, Scotland.
2016 saw the event make its way to Exeter.
It was headlined by Coldplay, who closed the weekend on the Sunday evening.
The event was in Hull in 2017 and saw performances by artists such as Zara Larsson, Shawn Mendes, Stormzy, Katy Perry, Little Mix, Sean Paul, Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Clean Bandit and Kings of Leon.
To take advantage of Glastonbury Festival's fallow year in 2018, 4 separate Big Weekends were held simultaneously between 25 and 28 May.
Tickets sold out for the Swansea, Perth and Coventry Big Weekends.
In May 2020, Radio 1 announced a virtual Big Weekend.
Radio 1 has annually held a dance music weekend broadcast live from Ibiza since the 1990s.
BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards
Since 2008 Radio 1 has held an annual event for teenagers aged 14 to 17 years.
The event has been hosted by various Radio 1 DJs and guest co-hosts.
In 2010 the event was renamed 'BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards', and includes awards given to celebrities and particularly inspirational young people.
Radio 1 often has a presence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Past events have included 'The Fun and Filth Cabaret' and 'Scott Mills: The Musical'.
Europe's Biggest Dance Show
"Europe's Biggest Dance Show" is a series of radio specials produced by Radio 1.
The first, Europe's Biggest Dance Show 2019, was broadcast on Friday 11 October 2019 where Radio 1 joined with several European radio stations, all members of the European Broadcasting Union, including Swedish SR P3, German 1LIVE and RBB Fritz, Belgian VRT Studio Brussel, Irish RTÉ 2fm, French Radio France Mouv and Dutch NPO 3FM.
A second show, Europe's Biggest Dance Show 2020, was broadcast on Friday 8 May 2020.
It had the same contributing stations as 2019, however it had begun at 7pm BST, rather than 8pm as the previous year.
BBC Radio 1 Dance
On the 17th of September 2020, BBC announced that it would launch another sister station for BBC Radio 1 called BBC Radio 1 Dance.
It would primarily play all kinds of songs from the Dance genre.
And it'd be online-only.
The station launched on the 9th of October 2020 at 6pm BST.
Awards and Nominations
International Dance Music Awards
Radio 1 has won the International Dance Music Awards every year from 2002 to 2020 with the exception of 2010.
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