Tim Westwood show moved to Sundays, Charlie Sloth takes over drivetime on BBC 1Xtra | Music News


It seems that popular BBC radio jock Tim Westwood has been relieved of his hosting duties for the daily 4-7pm block and will soon be hosting a new show on Sunday nights.

An obviously unhappy Westwood broke the news via his Twitter account earlier this afternoon:

Despite his tweets, Westwood hasn’t actually been fired from the station; he’s simply being removed from his usual late afternoon-early evening timeslot and plugged into the 7-9pm block on Sundays. He will also continue hosting his popular Saturday night show.

“Tim has proved to be one of the most influential figures in UK hip-hop and I’m delighted that he will continue to bring his wealth of knowledge and unique style to Radio 1 and 1Xtra across the weekends,” Ben Cooper, Controller for Radio 1 and 1Xtra, said in a statement.

The move is part of a number of changes to 1Xtra’s lineup, including a new drive time show hosted by Charlie Sloth and the addition of 21-year-old Yasmin Evans to the station’s weekend breakfast show.

“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,” Cooper said.

The changes will take effect in September. Preview the new programming schedule below:

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)

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