BBC Radio 1 opens applications for Christmas Takeover presenters

BBC Radio 1 has opened applications for new presenters.

After launching in 2019, this year’s BBC R1 Christmas Takeover is set to welcome a host of new presenters between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 2022.

Created by Head of BBC Radio 1, Aled Haydn Jones, the Christmas Takeover invites DJs and presenters with previous radio experience from community, hospital, student or local stations to apply for a chance to broadcast on the station across the festive period.

Applications for this year are open now via the Radio 1 website and close at midnight on Thursday 22nd September. DJs and presenters must submit a demo to the BBC R1 uploader, which will be kept on the BBC Radio servers after the application window closes, allowing the demo to be considered by other BBC radio stations in the future.

A number of the former Christmas Takeover guest presenters have landed permanent slots on Radio 1, most recently 2020’s Dean McCullough and Vicky Hawkesworth, who are now presenters of BBC R1’s 1pm – 3.30pm slot.

Speaking about the takeover, Aled Haydn Jones said: “Since its launch in 2019, Radio 1’s Christmas Takeover has provided a platform for some of the UK’s most exciting, undiscovered radio presenters and has enabled huge successes both within Radio 1 and elsewhere in national radio, which is testament to the importance and power of this initiative. We’re proud to have discovered some incredible talent within the past three years and look forward to seeing what this next round brings.”

You can apply for the BBC Radio 1 Christmas Takeover via the up and coming uploader here.

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