1Xtra’s Tim Westwood joins Global Radio
Global Radio has signed up former BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ Tim Westwood for a new weekly show in the capital.
Tim’s last show on the BBC was Saturday night, during which he gave a ‘shout out’ to Global boss Richard Park thanking him for giving him a job.
His new two hour show starts Saturday 21st September on Choice FM, from 9pm.
“shout out to Richard Park he gave me my first job & he’s hired me again #WestwoodChoiceFM21stSept” Westwood put on Twitter. Choice FM later tweeted: “The Big Dawg is coming… next and every Saturday night 9 – 11. Westwood on Choice!”
Richard Park, Global’s Director of Broadcasting, said: “Tim Westwood is a true pioneer of the music and radio industry in this country. He is the undoubted king of urban and hip hop in the UK and we are thrilled to welcome him to Global and Choice FM.”
It was announced in July that Westwood would be leaving the BBC after nearly 20 years as part of the schedule on Radio 1 or 1Xtra. Westwood joined Radio 1 in 1994 to present the station’s first rap show and most recently hosted the drive time show on 1Xtra.
Choice FM originally launched in Brixton in 1990 as Britain’s first 24 hour black music station. It now broadcasts to south and north London from Leicester Square on 96.9 and 107.1 FM along with digital television and online.