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Maya Jama and celebrity guests join Radio 1 weekend line-up

Presenter Maya Jama is joining BBC Radio 1 as the new host of Greatest Hits on Saturdays, while the Sunday show will be presented by Jordan North. Greatest Hits presenter Matt Edmondson moves to afternoons and will be joined by a celebrity co-host each week. Alice Levine moves from the afternoon to join Dev on Weekend Breakfast. At a time when pay equality is under scrutiny at the BBC, Radio 1 confirmed Alice and Dev will earn the same – as will Maya and Jordan. Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt and Mollie…

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Jo Whiley moves in Radio 2 shake-up

Jo Whiley is to co-present a new, extended drivetime show with Simon Mayo, as Radio 2 overhauls its schedule. Whiley will be the first female DJ on the station’s weekday daytime schedule for 20 years. Debbie Thrower was the last, presenting Radio 2’s afternoon show between 1995 and 1998. At a time when pay equality is under scrutiny at the BBC, Radio 2 confirmed Mayo and Whiley will earn the same. In other changes to the station’s line-up, Sara Cox will present a new show from 22:00 to midnight every…

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Radio 4 host Winifred Robinson off air after gender pay tweet

Winifred Robinson, presenter for Radio 4 show You and Yours, was taken off air on Tuesday – a day after posting her views on the BBC and equal pay. The consumer programme’s focus on Tuesday was the issue of gender pay following Carrie Gracie’s resignation as the BBC’s China editor. The BBC confirmed it had replaced Robinson due to impartiality issues. Gracie left her post, citing pay inequality with male international editors earning more than her. Robinson is among many BBC workers who have tweeted their support for Gracie. In…

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Prince Harry edits Radio 4's Today programme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prince Harry, the fifth in line to the throne, is the guest editor for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday. The prince has interviewed former US President Barack Obama and his father, the Prince of Wales, for the programme. The programme is focusing on issues such as the armed forces, mental health, youth crime and climate change – a cause his father also champions. It is the 14th year public figures have been in control of the show’s output between Christmas and…

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Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for BBC radio

London: Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for BBC Radio 4’s Today program. The interview is part of Harry’s guest editorship of the program and features the former US president sharing his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for his post-presidential life. Prince Harry interviews former US president Barack Obama for British radio. Photo: The Obama Foundation Kensington Palace said the interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games and will be broadcast on December 27. Today tweeted a video clip showing Harry and Obama…

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Why was this female radio host threatened on social media?

On Tuesday while introducing a pre-recorded interview with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Australian media personality Ash London and her co-hosts, Ed Kavalee and Ash Williams, exchanged banter about the singer’s appearance and popularity. In an attempt to explain which former One Direction star he is to her less knowledgeable co-hosts, London described him as having “ratty” facial hair. It was an observation, grounded in Australian slang; an attempt to contextualise the comments made by her co-hosts who said he was “not Harry Styles,” and was the “least popular one of the group.” Hit Network’s Ash…

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Liam Payne and Camila Cabello to host on Radio 1

Liam Payne, Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello will all present Christmas Day shows on Radio 1. The station has announced the pop stars will host Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist programmes. They will be taking over the station for an hour at a time, playing their favourite songs with some classic Christmas tunes thrown in as well (obviously). It’ll be on air between 10am and 4pm. Image caption Demi Lovato will be playing her favourite songs on the show Jason Derulo and The Vamps will also be getting listeners into the…

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