BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra has announced changes to the stations schedules, including a new show for 1Xtra’s Adele Roberts, who will be moving to Radio 1 to become the new host of the station’s Early Breakfast Show (weekdays, 4-6:30am).
Gemma Cairney, who currently hosts Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show, will become Radio 1’s social action presenter, hosting The Surgery (Wednesdays, 9-10pm) alongside Dr Radha, as well as presenting special documentaries for Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories (Tuesday, 9-10pm).
On 1Xtra, new signing to the station, Jamz Supernova will present a new RnB weekly Saturday afternoon show (4-7pm) and 1Xtra’s A.Dot, who joined the station in 2014, will become the new presenter of 1Xtra’s 1-4pm weekend show.
Adele Roberts says: “This is a dream come true! I’ve absolutely loved every minute of working at 1Xtra and I’m now honoured to be part of the Radio 1 early morning crew, and I hope I can fill the headphones of the radio greats that have sat in that seat before. I know how incredible the listeners are and I can’t wait to get started.”
Jamz Supernova says: “I’m really happy and excited to officially be a part of the 1Xtra family and I can’t wait to get the 1Xtra listeners ready for Saturday evening with a future fresh sound!”
Gemma Cairney says: “I have always been humbled and inspired by the honesty and warmth of The Surgery, in many ways for me it’s Radio 1 at its most magic. A safe space, where you can ask anything, talk freely about what’s troubling you, what’s on our minds and in our hearts. I’m ecstatic! To be the new host is a total honour.”
Rhys Hughes, Head of Programmes, Radio 1 & 1Xtra says: “I’m delighted that Adele will be waking up the UK’s early risers on Radio 1’s Early Breakfast Show and I know that Gemma will bring a wealth of social action experience to her new role on The Surgery. With new signing Jamz Supernova, a new show dedicated to RnB and A.Dot becoming a bigger part of the station’s weekend schedule – this is an exciting look for 1Xtra.”
The new schedule will take effect from early June.