1Xtra’s evening show host MistaJam is to present the Monday to Thursday drivetime show on the station, replacing Charlie Sloth.
MistaJam joined Radio 1Xtra in 2005 to present an overnight Thursday night show and has risen through the ranks at the station.
In other schedule changes, MistaJam will also host Radio 1’s Dance Anthems, Saturdays from 4pm-7pm.
MistaJam says: “It’s been a privilege over the last 10 years to helm the 7pm show on 1Xtra and in turn give so many artists, many of whom have grown to become some of the biggest artists in the world, their first ever national radio exposure. I’m looking forward to bringing a new energy to daytime radio – getting people home with a smile on their face and a new tune in their playlist.
“Radio 1’s Dance Anthems is one of those real iconic international radio brands so it’s a massive honour to be chosen as the next caretaker in charge for a new generation!”
Ben Cooper, Controller of Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network says: “1Xtra is on fire – great music, great presenters – and now MistaJam will bring his energy and passion for new music to drivetime. Can’t wait.”
DJ Target will take over the evening show 7-9pm (Monday to Thursday) from 6th November. London born DJ Target has been part of the 1Xtra DJ family for 10 years, breaking new artists through BBC Music Introducing and 1Xtra’s 100% Homegrown. He also covered for MistaJam earlier this year during his time on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show.
The new Radio 1 and 1Xtra Saturday night simulcast schedule will see DJ Target, broadcast from 7pm to 9pm, with Charlie Sloth presenting from 9-11pm.
DJ Target says: “To be given the opportunity to showcase the best in brand new music every weeknight on 1Xtra is a dream come true for me. My passion is stronger than ever and I cannot wait to get started in the new slot. That topped with the fact I’ll be starting everybody’s Saturday night on both Radio1 and 1Xtra is just incredible. I’m truly honoured.”
Radio 1Xtra also today announce ‘1Xtra Talks’ – a new programme within the schedule that will feature elements of Radio 1Xtra Stories, presented by Reece Parkinson, broadcast Sundays from 9pm-10pm.
Reece Parkinson says: “It’s really cool to be offered the show after coming through the ranks as an intern last year. I’m glad to be bringing a new generation of listeners through to 1Xtra.”
1Xtra will be announcing new shows for Friday evening shortly.