Annie Mac’s evening show on BBC Radio 1 will be hosted by MistaJam when Annie takes maternity leave from January 2017.
MistaJam joined Radio 1Xtra in 2005 to present an overnight Thursday night show and has risen through the ranks at the station. He currently presents 1Xtra’s weekday evening Monday-Thursday, 7-10pm show – along with Saturday night on both stations.
Danny Howard will cover Annie’s Friday night 7-10pm Radio 1 dance show.
DJ Target will stand in for MistaJam, hosting 1Xtra’s 7-10pm Monday-Thursday new music show. Target currently hosts 1Xtra’s 7-10pm Friday night show, Sundays, 4-7pm, and presents Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s 1-4am simulcast Saturday night into Sunday morning show.
MistaJam says: “Having grown up listening to the show since the days of it being the Evening Session, I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to look after 7-9pm on BBC Radio 1. While Annie’s off bringing new life into the world, I’m really excited to be able to share my passion for exciting new music regardless of genre with the Radio 1 audience.”
Danny Howard says: “Wow. It’s absolutely surreal to be looking after the biggest dance & electronic music radio show in the world and an honour to be sitting in Annie’s seat. I’ve been listening to this show on Radio 1 religiously for the last ten years so I’m beyond excited to contribute to everything it stands for in breaking artists, delivering the best in new music and most of all, officially starting the weekend on BBC Radio 1. Friday nights…let’s go!”
Target says: “Being someone who is literally energised by new music, it’s an honour to be able to showcase it to the nation 6 nights a week. I can’t wait to get stuck into the show”.
Ben Cooper, Controller, Radio 1 and 1Xtra added: “You need to tune in or search online as these DJs’ energy and enthusiasm at a festival, in the club or on the radio just makes you smile.”
MistaJam, Danny Howard and DJ Target will continue to host their other shows on the stations.