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Encyclopedia > 1Xtra
1Xtra
Broadcast area Flag of United Kingdom UK - National
First air date August 16, 2002
Frequency DAB: 12B
Freeview: 701
Sky: 0137
Virgin Media: 907
Live Stream Real/WM
Format Urban and hip hop
Owner BBC
Website www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra

1Xtra (or "1Xtra from the BBC") is a digital UK radio station from the BBC specialising in new black music, sometimes referred to as urban music. Launched at 1800 on August 16, 2002, it was codenamed Network X during the consulation period and is the sister station to BBC Radio 1. The programme is broadcast from a dedicated building shared with Radio 1, Yalding House in central London, part of the BBC's sprawling Broadcasting House complex of radio studios and offices. Image File history File links BBC_1Xtra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... Official DAB logo, found on compliant devices Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format similar to an urban contemporary format. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion (US$7. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is proceeding. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion (US$7. ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For any of the numerous radio stations with the name Radio 1, see Radio 1 (disambiguation) BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music aimed at the 14-26 age bracket. ... Yalding House is a building on Great Portland Street, London, where BBC Radio 1 has been based since 1996. ... Broadcasting House Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC in London, England. ...

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Music policy

Typical music includes largely British hip hop, grime, garage, drum and bass, bashment, soca, reggae, gospel music, bhangra and R&B, and the station has been commended for the range of specialist shows it broadcasts. It is available on digital radio (DAB), digital satellite television, digital terrestrial television (Freeview), and the Internet. It has its own news team; the hourly news reports are called TX. Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... UK garage (also known as UKG or just garage) refers to several different varieties of modern electronic dance music generally connected to the evolution of house in the UK in the mid 1990s. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to DnB, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Bashment may refer to: another name for dancehall, a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around 1979 Bashment, a song by Roots Manuva from his 2001 album Run Come Save Me Bashment, Play by British playwright, Rikki Beadle-Blair, exploring the controversy around dancehall reggae music and the consequences... See: Soca River (pronounced Socha River), ( Slovenian original reka Soča). ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Gospel music refers to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the first quarter of the twentieth century or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by predominately white Southern Gospel artists. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Official DAB logo, found on compliant devices Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ...


Audience profile

1Xtra's typical audience is between 15 and 24 years old. [1] 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."


TXU - accessible news

On weekdays, 1Xtra produces a two hour news, entertainment and features programme called TXU - an extension of its TX news bulletins. [2] [3] The current presenters are Charlene White and dj turned news presenter G Money. TXU's output also includes a weekly documentary programme, and its news aims to reflect the interests of a younger audience. Programmes have focused on why young people aren't using condoms to Beyonce's Maple syrup diet. G Money (b. ... A condom is a device, usually made of latex, or more recently polyurethane, that is used during sexual intercourse. ... Beyoncé Chantelle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is an R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, fashion designer and model. ...


Presenters

An alphabetical list of present presenters is below

Daytime

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  • Aaron Ross
  • Alex Jordan
  • DJ B
  • Bailey
  • Benji B
  • Blakey
  • Cameo
  • Crissy Criss
  • DJ Edu
  • Fitz
  • Flight
  • G Child
  • L Double

Evening - continued Alex Jordan is a disc jockey who hosts the International Sounds of Soca music show on BBC 1Xtra in the United Kingdom, currently 2am (GMT) on Sunday nights. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Panjabi Hit Squad are regarded by many as the originators of the modern Urban Asian Fusion sound (traditional Bhangra music fused with western beats). ... Ras Kwame started in the music industry as a club DJ playing hip hop, RnB and reggae in the early nineties. ... Robbo Ranx is one of the UKs most prominent dancehall and reggae DJs. ... Rodney P is a Battersea born MC who entered the UK hip hop scene in the 1980s. ... Ronnie Herel is a disc jockey and radio presenter on BBC 1Xtra, the BBCs digital station for new black music, presenting the flagship RnB show, Uptown Anthems, on Monday nights from 7–10pm. ... Semtex (b. ...

See also

List of BBC radio stations BBC national radio stations BBC Radio 1 - popular music aimed at a young audience BBC 1Xtra - hip hop, garage, gospel and R&B BBC Radio 2 - adult-orientated popular music BBC Radio 3 - classical, jazz and world music, culture, drama BBC Radio 4 - spoken-word programmes BBC Radio Five Live...


References

  • BBC 1Xtra. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  • BBC NEWS - Entertainment - TV and Radio - 1Xtra celebrates birthday presence. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.

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