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BBC Radio 1 launches spinoff dance station

BBC Radio 1 launches spinoff dance station
The BBC announces plans for Radio 1 Dance, a new "24-hour stream" dedicated to dance music.

The BBC has confirmed plans to launch Radio 1 Dance, a new 24-hour station dedicated to dance music, next month.

Following new director-general Tim Davie's recent announcement that the corporation will no longer launch additional linear channels, the new station is instead being branded as a "24-hour stream" and will be made available through the BBC Sounds app rather than DAB.

"This is a historic moment for Radio 1," said Aled Haydn Jones, head of R1. "Though the station's world-leading influence in the dance music scene has spanned decades, we're now able to stream all of our brilliant shows in one place on BBC Sounds.

"Radio 1 Dance will be the perfect accompaniment to Radio 1, offering something for everyone, from die-hard dance fans to those simply looking to inject some more energy into their day."

The new station will launch on Friday, October 9 at 6pm.


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