BBC Radio 1 unveil new weekend line-up

Maya Jama leads the new arrivals at the station

BBC Radio 1 have announced a new weekend schedule, with Maya Jama joining their roster of DJs.

The station has reinvigorated its line-up for the weekends as it seeks to provide listeners with a fresh schedule which includes, as controller Ben Cooper says, “the next generation of superstars”.

Jama, who has previously been a radio host on Rinse FM and presented music programmes for MTV, 4Music and ITV, will formally join Radio 1 to present Greatest Hits on Saturday mornings. The former host of that show, Matt Edmondson, will now helm the afternoon slot, where he’ll be joined by a different celebrity co-host every week.

Jordan North will present Greatest Hits on Sunday mornings, while Alice Levine will now co-host Weekend Breakfast with Dev. The BBC have also confirmed that Alice and Dev will earn the same salary, as will Jama and North.

See BBC Radio 1’s new weekend schedule below:

Saturdays

6am-10am – Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast with Dev and Alice

10am-1pm – Radio 1’s Greatest Hits with Maya Jama

1pm-4pm – Matt Edmondson and a celebrity co-host

4pm-7pm – Radio 1’s Dance Anthems with MistaJam

Sundays

6am-10am – Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast with Dev and Alice

10am-1pm – Radio 1’s Greatest Hits with Jordan North

1pm-4pm – Matt Edmondson

4pm-7pm – Radio 1’s Life Hacks with Cel Spellman and Katie Thistleton

Earlier this month, Beats 1 also announced a shake-up of its schedule.