1Xtra changes coming including new show for Tiffany Calver

A new two hour party show with Tiffany Calver is heading to BBC Radio 1Xtra as part of a few changes on the schedule in June.

The Tiffany Calver Show will launch on Friday 9th June with two hours of party starter selections to kick off the weekends.

According to the station, the show will transcend genres, from House, Funky, Baile Funk, and Hip-Hop, to Amapiano, Afrobeats, R&B, and Garage every Friday 9-11pm.

Also launching on Friday 9th June will be the brand-new ‘1Xtra Rap Show’, hosted by Kenny Allstar 11pm-1am, also broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

In other schedule changes, Snoochie Shy will launch a new show from 5th June on Monday nights at 11pm, whilst Sir Spyro will move to Tuesday nights at the same time, starting on 6th June.

The Wednesday and Thursday 11pm till 1am slots will be filled by a music on demand BBC Sounds show, with more details to be announced soon.

Tiffany Calver: “I am so excited to announce my new show on the network. It represents a new era for me where I can continue to champion, celebrate and honour the music that I love with total freedom. It’s a privilege to be recognised by the BBC as a tastemaker and to be able to continue to move into the role that made me fall in love with radio.

“This is a weekly opportunity for myself to press play on records that make me feel something. That’s an incredible feeling”.

Faron McKenzie, Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra, said: “BBC 1Xtra is about to take over your Friday nights! Tiffany’s ambition for this new multi-genre show is unrivalled and I can’t wait to see how her raw talent, passion and creativity shapes this new slot in the schedule. And Kenny’s reputation precedes him – he is going to take the 1Xtra Rap Show to stratospheric new heights and create a huge platform for rappers across the UK and around the world to showcase their talents.

“Snoochie Shy kicking us off with some Monday madness and those antics we all know and love her for is going to be the best start to 1Xtra weeks. And as for Spyro – there is no one better to deliver the best in Grime for our listeners.

“Tiffany, Kenny, Snoochie and Spyro are all trailblazers in their fields and they each bring their own distinct style, energy, and expertise – but what they all share in common is their love for the music and the 1Xtra listeners. I’m excited to see what all of them bring to their shows and this next chapter”.