1Xtra’s new daytime schedule starts today


1Xtra’s new daytime schedule starts today


Radio 1’s sister station BBC Radio 1Xtra has today launched its new daytime schedule which sees Trevor Nelson and Gemma Cairney go their seperate ways.

Twin B now presents the breakfast show between 7am and 10am while Trevor Nelson hosts the 1Xtra Live Lounge on his show between 10am and 1pm.

Trevor Nelson’s former breakfast co-presenterGemma Cairney takes over at 1pm and Tim Westwood continues presenting the drivetime show between 4pm and 7pm.

Speaking in December about the changes, 1Xtra’s deputy controller Ben Cooper said: “We’re making these changes from a position of strength after we secured record listening figures in the last quarter. We want to continue to refresh our offer in order to grow the station and increase the number of young listeners we’re bringing into the BBC via a digital platform and we believe these changes will do just that.

BBC Radio 1 Xtra airs on DAB Digital Radio, digital TV and online.