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Encyclopedia > BBC 1Xtra
BBC 1Xtra
1Xtra logo
Broadcast area UK - DAB, Internet radio, Digital TV
First air date August 16, 2002
Frequency DAB
Format Urban and hip hop
Owner BBC
Website www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra

BBC 1Xtra is a UK radio station from the BBC specialising in urban music. Launched at 1800 on August 16, 2002, it was originally codenamed Network X and is the sister station to International Radio One. Typical music includes hip hop, garage, drum and bass, basement, soca, reggae, gospel music 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. Image File history File links BBC_1Xtra. ... Digital audio broadcasting or DAB is a fairly new technology for broadcasting audio programming in digital form that was designed in the late 1980s. ... Internet radio is a broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... Digital television (DTV) uses digital modulation and compression to broadcast video, audio and data signals to television sets. ... 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). ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... Digital audio broadcasting or DAB is a fairly new technology for broadcasting audio programming in digital form that was designed in the late 1980s. ... 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 that similar to an urban contemporary format. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, sometimes also known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, founded in 1922. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC, sometimes also known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, founded in 1922. ... 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). ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ... 2Step (also known as 2 step, two step or 2 step garage) is a typically British style of modern dance music and one of the two major sub-genres of UK Garage (although UK Garage is sometimes imprecisely used as a synonym for 2Step), together with its brother 4x4 Garage. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated dnb) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... A basement is a story or several stories of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor. ... See: Soca River (pronounced Socha River), ( Slovenian original reka Soča). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Digital audio broadcasting or DAB is a fairly new technology for broadcasting audio programming in digital form that was designed in the late 1980s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Digital television. ... Freeview logo Freeview is a form of digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ...

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...

External links

  • BBC 1Xtra website
  • Listen to BBC 1Xtra online

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | 1Xtra celebrates birthday presence (900 words)
And its position as one of the main weapons in the BBC's battle to hold on to younger, ethnic audiences means it is important to the corporation.
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But a BBC spokesman argued that the stations "do a great deal to inform and educate their audience on a variety of issues including violence and racism".
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BBC 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and children's programming 24 hours a day.
It is the principal broadcasting outlet for the BBC's vast archive of spoken-word entertainment.
BBC 7 can be heard worldwide on the Internet, across northern Europe via the Astra 2D satellite, and inthe UK on DAB digital radio, cable television, and Freeview digital terrestrial television.
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