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David Rodigan joins BBC Radio 1Xtra

By | Published on Wednesday 9 January 2013

David Rodigan

Reggae DJ David Rodigan has been added to the line-up of presenters on BBC Radio 1Xtra, having announced his resignation from KISS FM in November. As previously reported, Rodigan said that his decision to leave the commercial station was due to its “marginalisation of reggae music” and a “refusal to schedule the only reggae show on their network to a socially accessible time”.

Rodigan will launch a new two-hour weekly show on 1Xtra at 7pm on Sunday 17 Feb. It was also revealed yesterday that the DJ would return to BBC Radio 2 with a new thirteen part series of programmes in the summer.

Announcing his new show, Rodigan said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining BBC Radio 1Xtra where I can share my passion for both new cutting edge reggae and classic cuts, reflecting a genre of music which continues to play a paramount role in urban bass culture music”.

Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper added: “David Rodigan is a legend in broadcasting and it will be great to listen to him on Sunday evenings on BBC Radio 1Xtra. It’s fantastic to welcome someone with his unrivalled knowledge and passion for reggae to the BBC”.


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