Radio 1 announces all female DJ line-up for two nights

 Annie Mac
BBC Radio 1 has announced an all-female line-up for one weekend in March to celebrate International Women's Day.
The station will feature DJs including Annie Nightingale, Annie Mac and Sarah Jane Crawford, among others.
They will choose a selection of new and established female artists and producers to champion in their shows.
"I am looking forward to celebrating the array of specialist dance DJs on Radio 1, who are female," said Annie Nightingale.
She was the first female DJ on the station and is the longest-serving broadcaster on Radio 1.
Annie Nightingale 
Annie Nightingale started working at Radio 1 in January 1970
Nightingale added: "Gender is, welcomingly, not an issue nowadays when Radio 1 appoints new DJs and it has been demonstrably supportive of women.

Friday 7 March, Radio 1

  • 7-9pm Annie Mac
  • 9-11pm B Traits
  • 11pm-1am Heidi
  • 1-3am Essential Mix - Magda
  • 3-5am Annie Nightingale
  • 5-7am Monki
"We all desire to be judged on our abilities alone in this very competitive field and we all thrive on the respect of our peer group, and our audiences.
"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."
Ben Cooper, the controller of Radio 1, said: "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."
Sarah Jane Crawford 
Sarah Jane Crawford is DJ'ing a show on Saturday 8 March
Other female presenters involved in the event include Monki, Claira Hermet and Adele Roberts.
Listeners can tune in to Radio 1 on Friday 7 and to a simulcast on Radio 1 and 1Xtra on Saturday 8 March to hear each 12-hour line-up.

Saturday 8 March, Radio 1 and 1Xtra

  • 7-9pm Sarah Jane Crawford
  • 9-11pm Sian Anderson
  • 11pm-1am Jamilla Edwards
  • 1-3am Madam X
  • 3-5am Claira Hermet
Last week it was revealed Gemma Cairney would take over the early morning show on Radio 1, from 4am-6.30am.
The slot leads into Nick Grimshaw's breakfast show.
Current early breakfast show host Dev will take over her 7-10am weekend breakfast show.
Cairney's first weekday show will be on 31 March, while Dev will start his weekend slot on 29 March.
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