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BBC Radio 1: British national radio station
BBC Radio 1 is one of the BBC's two flagship music-based radio stations, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres at night, including electronica, dance, hip hop and indie. The choice of music and presenting style is entirely that of programme hosts; however, those who present in the daytime have to rotate a number of songs a specific number of times per week. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

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Maya Jama reveals why she is leaving BBC Radio 1! [Video]

Maya Jama reveals why she is leaving BBC Radio 1!

Maya Jama is leaving BBC Radio 1 when her contract ends in June.

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Jonas Brothers and Niall Horan join BBC Big Weekend virtual festival line-up [Video]

Jonas Brothers and Niall Horan join BBC Big Weekend virtual festival line-up

Jonas Brothers and Niall Horan have joined the line-up for BBC Radio 1's virtual Big Weekend festival.

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Pop Smoke has 'left us something special' with debut album

Radio 1 Newsbeat hears from fans of the rapper as his posthumous album is released.
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Loren Gray: TikTok star 'glad' she shared sexual assault story

Loren Gray tells Radio 1 Newsbeat making videos helped her heal after being sexually assaulted.
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Clara Amfo praised for emotional anti-racism speech on Radio 1

The broadcaster spoke candidly about how George Floyd's death affected her mental health.
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Golden State Warriors' Chase Center: Behind-the-scenes

Radio 1 Newsbeat give you a AAA pass at Golden State Warriors' new home.
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Megan Rapinoe's fight for equality

One of sport's biggest names talks racism, equal pay and LGBT rights with Radio 1 Newsbeat.
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Radio 1's Greg James wants Dorset knob festival reinstated

The BBC Radio 1 presenter expressed support for the festival after it was cancelled for 2020.
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MOTDx: Jordan North puts Jay Rodriguez's Burnley roots to the test

Radio 1's Jordan North links up with fellow Burnley boy and Claret striker Jay Rodriguez to put his hometown knowledge to the test on MOTDx.
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Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'

instagram boss adam mosseri: 'we can't solve bullying on our own'
The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised".
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Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077: Gaming doesn't need legitimising

keanu reeves and cyberpunk 2077: gaming doesn't need legitimising
The actor talks to Radio 1 Newsbeat at E3 about his starring role in the game Cyberpunk 2077.
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