Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Female only broadcast on Radio 1

Annie Nightingale is helping to celebrate International Women's Day

Female DJs will take over Radio 1 for 12 hours on two evenings to mark International Women's Day.

The event will take place from 7pm to 7am on two dates in March, the BBC announced.

The DJs, who include the broadcaster's first-ever female DJ Annie Nightingale, will pick a selection of established as well as emerging female artists and producers to champion during their shows.

Other DJs taking part on Friday March 7 and Saturday March 8 include Annie Mac, B.Traits and Monki.

Annie, who is also the station's longest serving broadcaster, said: "I am looking forward to celebrating the array of specialist dance DJs on Radio 1, who are female.

"Gender is, welcomingly, not an issue nowadays when Radio 1 appoints new DJs and it has been demonstrably supportive of women."

She added: "The line-up shows our individual styles and genres from garage, house, drum n bass, r&b, hip hop, trap, grime and techno, and we shall have a lot of fun over the weekend."

Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper added: "It's fantastic that Radio 1 and 1Xtra has such a wide range of female specialist DJs.

"We are committed to giving opportunities to the best DJs in the world and you are going to hear something very special to celebrate International Women's Day."

International Women's Day takes place on March 8.

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