Annie Mac is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 17 years

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0100

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An independent platform for contemporary cultureDesign and build by Plinth“I will be coming back to radio broadcasting when the time is right.”Annie Mac is leaving BBC Radio 1. The Irish DJ, tastemaker, festival founder and Mother Mother author announced the news earlier today (20 April) on colleague Greg James’ BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show.

Her last show will take place on 30 July.Mac, who joined BBC Radio 1 back in 2004, acquired a devoted following of musicians and music lovers alike during her tenure. In a new statement shared earlier today, Mac says: “It’s time to tell you, my listeners, that after 17 years, my last show on @bbcradio1 will take place on 30 July 2021.”“It’s hard to articulate what this job has meant to me.

It started in 2004 with Annie Mac’s Mashup on Thursday evenings.

Then it was the big move to Fridays.

Sunday nights was Switch with Grimmy and then The Musical Hot Water Bottle.

Since March 2015 it has been every weeknight with the flagship new music show.”“So why leave?” she adds.

“It’s all about time really.

I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school.

I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts.

I also love the idea of leaving the party ( and make no mistake working at Radio 1 does feel like a party ) with a huge smile on my face, when I’m still having the most fun I can have.”Mac later states that she plans to return to radio broadcasting “when the time is right.” But for now, she just wants to thank her fans. “In my time on Radio 1, I have fallen in and out of love, moved homes, climbed up the career ladder, got married and become a mother twice over, alongside you doing your versions of the same,” she says.

“Thank you for allowing me into your lives.

Thank you for brightening my days.

Thank you thank you thank you for listening.”Clara Amfo is set to take over as the host of BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds from September 2021.Read Mac’s statement in full below.  A post shared by Annie Mac (@anniemacmanus)Connect with Crack Magazine.

Annie Mac

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0100

Clara Amfo will take the DJ's Future Sounds slot, while Diplo will also leave the radio station


Annie Mac is to leave BBC Radio 1 after 17 years.The Irish DJ said on Instagram: "I need more time to see my kids in the evenings now they are both in school.

I would like more time to write fiction and to create podcasts."She added: "I love the idea of leaving the party…

when I'm still having the most fun I can have."She'll host her last Future Sounds show on 30 July, before Clara Amfo takes over."I'm such a fan of this show, the artists that is has championed and to be receiving the baton from Annie who I love and respect makes it extra special for me," said Clara.Thousands of listeners and artists praised Annie's her years of broadcasting online.AJ Tracey, Arlo Parks and Jax Jones were among those thanking her for her support, while many listeners credited her for helping them through the coronavirus pandemic.

thank you for everything Annie! you've always supported me so much and you're one of the nicest and most genuine people i've ever had the pleasure of being on (and off) air with 🙏🏽 all the best with your new chapter 🧿💙"Annie Mac is quite simply a legend," says Radio 1 boss Aled Haydn Jones.He adds that Clara is one of the most influential voices in the music industry.

"She has an incredible affinity for discovering new music, which makes her perfect to be the face of it for the industry and for Radio 1.

We know our listeners will love what she brings to the show."Clara's daytime slot – which includes the Live Lounge – will be taken over by Ricky, Melvin and Charlie.The trio said: "To be given the opportunity to present the Live Lounge is just an absolute dream, a show we all adore and have so much love, passion and respect for."Rickie, Melvin and Charlie are the new hosts of Radio 1’s iconic Live Lounge (Monday – Thursday, 10.30am – 1pm)! 👏👏

Big up @RickieHW @Melvinodoom & @charliehedges.

We know you’ll smash it! 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders will move into a new slot at 8pm, Monday to Wednesday as will his Indie Show on Thursdays.

"I love being on Radio 1 that to be given an earlier slot is so sick.

I live and breathe this show and the music around it," he says.Danny Howard – who joined Radio 1 after winning the station's Superstar DJ talent competition in 2011 – takes over the 6pm Friday Dance Party slot.US DJ Diplo, host of Diplo & Friends, is also leaving in September after 10 years.The station will also welcome a new presenter, Sarah Story, who hosted her first show on New Year's Day as part of Radio 1's guest presenter takeover.

She'll now host Radio 1 Future Dance on Friday nights.

THE BIGGEST OF THE BIGGEST NEWS! 🤩 I'm SO EXCITED to announce I will be joining the @BBCR1 family on FRIDAY NIGHTS with a brand new show, Future Dance from 8pm!

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Annie Mac is leaving BBC Radio 1 after 17 years