BBC Radio 1 Host Zane Lowe Leaving to Join Apple, Annie Mac to Take Over His Show
BBC Radio 1’s iconic weekday host, Zane Lowe, is officially leaving the station to come across the pond and work for Apple. Since joining BBC Radio 1 in 2003, Lowe has hosted its weekday evening show from 7 pm to 9 pm every Monday to Thursday. His show had developed a number of features, including “Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World Today,” as well as his “Masterpieces” segment. Lowe’s last broadcast on BBC Radio 1 will be on March 5th.
Though one of dance music’s most iconic voices is moving on from BBC Radio 1, their weeknight show is in good hands. Annie Mac has been called up to replace Lowe this spring. Annie Mac has already established herself as an iconic radio host on BBC Radio 1, as she kicks off the weekend on Friday nights from 7pm - 10 pm with the station’s flagship dance music show.
In a statement about the move, Mac said, “I am so excited and humbled to be asked to do this show. The thing I love about music radio is those private epiphanies it provides. Having 11 hours of airtime a week to share those moments with music that has no boundaries, is beyond a job, it’s a privilege. And to be following in the footsteps of Zane Lowe, a broadcaster that I respect and admire enormously, is a huge honour. I can’t wait to get started.”