The late DJ’s Radio 1 show will be presented by…
The late JOHN PEEL’s week night BBC RADIO 1 show will be succeeded by ONE MUSIC, it has been confirmed today (January 10).
The three shows hosted by three DJs aim to champion a “diverse, unpredictable and non-commercial mix of new music.”.
The new programmes (11pm – 1am) will be hosted by Huw Stephens (Tuesdays), Ras Kwame (Wednesdays) and Rob Da Bank (Thursdays).
Andy Parfitt, controller of Radio 1, said of the plans: “As a DJ John Peel was unique. Supporting new music and seeking out the unusual was at the heart of what John was about. We have spent a long time debating how best to continue John’s work and believe that by having a series of DJs hosting a selection of shows under the One Music title, we will ensure that his legacy lives on.”
“I grew up listening to John,” Stephens added, “so it is a massive honour to be able to carry on the work that he did championing new music for so many years. No-one will be able to fill John’s shoes but we can at least make sure his inspiration keeps us hunting out the next musical gem.”
One Music will kick off on February 1.