It is official that Reece Parkinson is set to be the new host of 1Xtra Drivetime. He will the replacement for MistaJam who decided to leave BBC radio after 15 years as the resident radio DJ.
Mistajam took to Twitter to announce that his departure saying “After 15 amazing years at the BBC, I feel the time has come for me to move on to the next challenge.”
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After 15 amazing years at the BBC, I feel the time has come for me to move on to the next challenge. From joining in 2005 to host an overnight HipHop show on 1Xtra to turning Radio 1’s Dance Anthems into the most listened to show on BBC Sounds for under 35’s, it’s been an amazing journey filled with moments I’ll never forget. A couple of Radio Academy Gold awards, giving some of the biggest artists in the world their first ever national radio play, THAT 60 Minutes Live and being able to soundtrack lockdown with uplifting #DanceNRG have been some of the most special memories I’ll cherish and am so grateful to have been a part of. I want to thank the entire team both past and present at 1Xtra & Radio 1 for allowing this Black kid from Nottingham a chance to be a national radio broadcaster but most of all, I’d like to thank every single person who’s ever given me their ears. Here’s to the future 🙏🏾🖤 #GratitudeNRG
BBC Radio 1Xtra in a tweet today announced, “Congratulations to Reece Parkinson who will become the new host of 1Xtra Drivetime from the September 28th.
Reece Parkinson is currently the host of the 1Xtra Talks Show on Sunday nights.