Beats 1 announce launch of two new shows

The Apple Music radio station has reinvigorated its schedule for 2018

Beats 1 have announced two brand new shows in a shake-up of its schedule for 2018.

The Apple Music radio station, which launched back in June 2015, will make good use of its brand new London studios in Kings Cross this year.

Former NME New Music Editor Matt Wilkinson has landed a new show on Beats 1 which will see him broadcast from the King Cross studios five days a week from 11am-1pm from Monday (January 8) onwards. Wilkinson will welcome Beastie Boys member Mike D as a guest host the following week (January 15) to celebrate his new show.


Speaking about the new show, Wilkinson said that it would enable him to play more new music on the station.

“I love doing this show and I’m really looking forward to doing it every day,” he remarked. “There’s way too much great music to get through once a week so this should make it easier.”

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Beats 1 DJ Matt Wilkinson

Beats 1 Creative Director and presenter Zane Lowe added: “Matt’s done fantastic work on Beats 1 – he’s a natural on air talent with great music knowledge. Our new schedule reflects our commitment to bringing a live experience around every moment as it happens in music.

“Our audience wanted another daily show out of London – to highlight the incredible talent coming out of the UK.”

Julie Adenuga will now take over the 2pm-4pm slot from Mondays to Fridays, while Lowe will continue his flagship show from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Thursday – while the repeat of his show will air the following day at 8am-10am GMT.


Finally, New York-based host Ebro Darden will now broadcast his show from 8pm-10pm, Monday-Thursday.

See the full Beats 1 schedule for 2018 and links to listen below:

Matt Wilkinson: Monday to Friday 11am-1pm –

Julie Adenuga: Monday to Friday 2pm-4pm –

Zane Lowe: Monday to Thursday 5pm-7pm, Repeat: 8am-10am –

Ebro Darden: Monday to Thursday 8pm-10pm –

#OnRepeat Live with Carl Chery: Monday to Wednesday

Earlier this week, Lana Del Rey’s guest feature on BØRNS’ new track premiered on Beats 1.