BBC Radio 1Xtra
|BBC Radio 1Xtra|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom - National|
Virgin Media: 907
Tiscali TV: 601
Live Stream Real/WM
|First air date||August 16, 2002|
|Format||Urban and hip hop|
|Audience share||0.3% (September 2008)|
|Sister stations||BBC Radio 1|
BBC Radio 1Xtra, (formerly 1Xtra or 1Xtra from the BBC) is a digital UK radio station from the BBC. It specialises in urban music. The station was launched at 6pm on August 16, 2002. It was called Network X during the planning period. It is the sister station to BBC Radio 1 and is broadcast from the same building as Radio 1 - Yalding House in central London. This is part of the BBC's massive Broadcasting House complex of radio studios and other offices.
Music policy[change | change source]
Typical music includes largely British and North American hip hop, grime, bassline, garage, dubstep, drum and bass, bashment, soca, reggae, gospel music, bhangra and R&B. It is available on digital radio (DAB), digital satellite television, digital terrestrial television (Freeview), and the Internet. It has its own news team: 1Xtra News.
Audience profile[change | change source]
1Xtra's audience is usually aged between 15 and 30 years old. The upper age range is deliberately lower than sister station Radio 1 which is closer to 35.
According to the "Submission to the Secretary of State's review of digital channels" in March 2004, 1Xtra "provides music output 24 hours a day, punctuated by bespoke BBC news bulletins and other speech output designed specifically to be pertinent to the audience."
References[change | change source]
- RAJAR listening figures
- "BBC 1Xtra". http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/pdf/dig_rev_1xtra.htm. Retrieved 27 October 2008.
- "BBC NEWS - Entertainment - TV and Radio - 1Xtra celebrates birthday presence". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3144799.stm. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
Other websites[change | change source]
- BBC 1Xtra at bbc.co.uk
- BBC 1Xtra - UK Music Podcast at bbc.co.uk
- "BBC NEWS - In Depth - Photo Gallery - In Pictures: 1Xtra's first year". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/3153621.stm. Retrieved 2007-04-05.