It's the end of an era for Diplo's long-running "Diplo & Friends" show on BBC Radio 1.

The iconic national radio station has announced that it will no longer broadcast the show after a decade on the air. "Diplo & Friends" had aired from 11PM to 1AM on Saturday nights.

For years "Diplo & Friends" has represented a career launchpad for emerging electronic music artists. Guest mixes on the show were considered to be coveted and the artists who secured them often went on to become lynchpins in the industry. Many DJs and producers took to social media to bid adieu to the show, such as Willy Joy, who called it a "rite of passage."

"My @diplo & friends mix on BBC was one of the very first things I got to do that really started to put me on peoples radars," tweeted Jauz. "I’m not sure if a lot of what happened in my career would have without that opportunity. Thanks to Wes and BBCR1 for championing so many new artists."

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