Annie Mac LEAVING BBC Radio 1 after 17 years of an amazing journey.
The Irish DJ said on Instagram: “I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts.”
She added: “I love the idea of leaving the party… when I’m still having the most fun I can have.”
She will host her latest show Future Sounds on July 30, before Clara Amfo takes over.
“I am a big fan of this show, the artists who have defended and received the relief of Annie that I love and respect make it very special to me,” said Clara.
“Annie Mac is simply a legend,” said Aled Haydn Jones, the head of Radio 1.
He adds that Clara is one of the most influential voices in the music industry.
Rickie, Melvin and Charlie will take over Clara’s daytime slot, which includes the Live Lounge.
Future Radio 1 artists featuring Jack Saunders will move into a new niche at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, just like her independent show on Thursday.
“I love being on Radio 1 and having space before is so sick. I live and breathe this show and the music that surrounds it, ”he says.
Danny Howard, who joined Radio 1 after winning the station’s DJ Superstar talent show in 2011, takes over the 6 p.m. Friday Dance Party slot.
American DJ Diplo, the host of Diplo & Friends, will also be leaving in September after 10 years.
The station will also welcome a new host, Sarah Story, who hosted her first New Years’ show as part of her acquisition as a Radio 1 guest host. She will now host Radio 1 Future Dance los Friday night.
Annie Mac’s Complete Instagram Post – Annie Mac LEAVING BBC Radio 1
Everyone has got news about Annie Mac LEAVING BBC Radio 1. Below is her entire message for the fans, co-workers, and the team.
“It’s time to tell you, my listeners, that after 17 years, my last show on @bbcradio1 will take place on 30 July 2021.
It’s hard to articulate what this job has meant to me. It started in 2004 with Annie Mac’s Mashup on Thursday evenings. Then it was the big move to Fridays. Sunday nights was Switch with Grimmy and then The Musical Hot Water Bottle. Since March 2015 it has been every weeknight with the flagship new music show.
I’m still in awe of the magic of music radio. Of the responsibility of handling these songs that are so powerful they can stop you in your tracks and make your emotions soar. I have never not walked out of the studio feeling lighter and happier than when I walked in.
So why leave? It’s all about time really. I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school. I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts. I also love the idea of leaving the party ( and make no mistake working at Radio 1 does feel like a party ) with a huge smile on my face, when I’m still having the most fun I can have.
I will be coming back to radio broadcasting when the time is right. For now though, I would like to say thank you.
To the artists who have come on my shows, it is the most inspiring thing to have watched you grow into your art, harness your talent and take control of your careers. Thank you for sharing your stories with me.
To the management at BBC Radio 1 for taking me on as a broadcast assistant back in 2002 and then giving a complete unknown her own show. To my Radio 1 show teams who have worked so hard and cared so much. To the brilliant motley crew of Radio 1 DJs from the past and present, thank you for inspiring me.
And most importantly to each and every one of you who tuned in to my shows. In my time on Radio 1, I have fallen in and out of love, moved homes, climbed up the career ladder, got married and become a mother twice over, alongside you doing your versions of the same. Thank you for allowing me into your lives. Thank you for brightening my days. Thank you thank you thank you for listening” Source@ AnnieMac Instagram Post @ anniemacmanus
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