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BBC Radio 1Xtra
|BBC Radio 1Xtra|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom - National|
|Slogan||On air. On the ground.|
|Frequency||DAB: 12B |
Virgin Media: 907
Tiscali TV: 601
Live Stream Real/WM
|First air date||August 16, 2002|
|Format||Mainstream urban, electronica, soul, R&B|
|Audience share||0.3% (September 2008)|
|Sister stations||BBC Radio 1|
BBC Radio 1Xtra (also known as 1Xtra) is a digital British contemporary black music station from the BBC. The station was launched at 6pm on August 16, 2002. It was called Network X during the planning period. It is the complement station to Radio 1 and is broadcast from the same building as Radio 1 - Yalding House in central London. This is part of the BBC's massive Broadcasting House complex of radio studios and other offices.
The playlist generally includes British, Caribbean, African and North American hip hop, grime, bassline, garage, dubstep, funky, drum and bass, bashment, soca, reggae, gospel music, bhangra, soul and R&B. It is available on digital radio (DAB), digital satellite television, digital terrestrial television (Freeview), and the Internet. It has its own news team: 1Xtra News.
1Xtra's audience is usually aged between 15 and 30 years old. The upper age range is deliberately lower than sister station Radio 1 which is closer to 35.
According to the "Submission to the Secretary of State's review of digital channels" in March 2004, 1Xtra "provides music output 24 hours a day, punctuated by bespoke BBC news bulletins and other speech output designed specifically to be pertinent to the audience."
- "BBC NEWS - Entertainment - TV and Radio - 1Xtra celebrates birthday presence". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3144799.stm.
- BBC 1Xtra at bbc.co.uk
- BBC 1Xtra - UK Music Podcast Archived 2007-02-10 at the Wayback Machine at bbc.co.uk
- "BBC NEWS - In Depth - Photo Gallery - In Pictures: 1Xtra's first year". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/3153621.stm.