Night of programming for station’s longest serving DJ set for September

Radio 1 is set to pay tribute to their longest serving presenter, Annie Nightingale, with a night of dedicated broadcasting in her honour.

On September 9, the BBC station will celebrate 40 years of Nightingale, who joined the station in 1970 as its first female presenter.

As well as a two hour documentary on the life and career of the broadcaster, presented by Zane Lowe, a three hour tribute concert from BBC‘s Maida Vale studio will also be aired, featuring music from artists chosen especially by Nightingale, including Primal Scream, Professor Green, Tinchy Stryder, I Blame Coco and Fatboy Slim.

“This night will be a chance to celebrate some awesome milestones and the truly amazing musical soundtrack of my life at BBC Radio 1,” said Nightingale to BBC’s Newsbeat.

In addition there will be a two hour set of some of the musical highlights played on the station by Nightingale over her career and the night will round up with two hours of the best of her guest mixes.

A documentary on Nightingale’s radio career is also set to air on television station BBC4.