Radio 1Xtra legend quits show after 12 years on air | The Sun
MUCH-LOVED Radio 1Xtra host Jamz Supernova has revealed she has quit the station after 12 years.
The DJ, 32, who will continue to front her BBC 6 Music show, will be succeeded by her longtime friend and former producer CassKidd.
Writing on Twitter today, Jamz said: "A hard but exciting decision! After 12 years I’m ready for a new chapter! Thank you @1Xtra its been a blast! And what a full circle moment to welcome @CassKidd!
"! Much love to every guest & listener! I wont get too soppy just yet few more shows to go but x100000 Jamz xx"
In an official statement, the DJ went further and spoke of her pride in championing black artists on a national network.
She said: “I’m not sure words could quantify how incredible the last 12 years at 1Xtra have been. From starting as an Intern, working in production to becoming a Presenter. 1Xtra has been my university, masters and doctorate all rolled into one. I started my Tuesday night show with the aim of changing the perception around Black artists making alternative music and as we saw at the recent MOBO awards, alternative Black artists are now being embraced.
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“I’m proud to have played a small role in the conversation and support of that. I believe radio is the perfect place to pass the baton on and I’m over the moon to be passing mine to CassKidd. I’m also excited for my next chapter and continued exploration of music from around the world on my BBC Radio 6 Music show. More than anything it’s a beautiful feeling to end my time on a high, so thank you 1Xtra!”
Casskidd is more than qualified for the gig having produced shows across the BBC since 2016.
Prior to that he spent a year producing Jamz' show on community station Reprezent.
Paying tribute to Jamz, he said: “From starting my radio journey to now, Jamz has been a heroine throughout my career. To now be in an position to champion artists on 1Xtra through my own show – this is also a win for the next generation of musicians and the new genres we are yet to give titles to. I can’t wait to start.”
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Faron McKenzie, Head of BBC 1Xtra, said: “CassKidd has produced near enough every specialist slot on BBC 1Xtra. He is one of the most hardworking individuals there is and it has been great to watch his journey at the network get to the point it is at now. CassKidd lives and breathes music, and I know he is going to bring a lot of passion, knowledge and creativity to his new show and for our audience."
CassKidd first BBC Radio 1Xtra show will be 9pm Tuesday, January 3.
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