15 February 2015
From the section Music
Zane Lowe is leaving Radio 1 after more than a decade at the station.
The 41-year-old DJ, who joined the station in 2003, is moving to the US to work at Apple.
Zane, whose last show will air on 5 March, said he had “loved every minute” of being at Radio 1.
Annie Mac, 36, will take over Zane’s current weekday evening new music show, starting on 9 March and said she was “excited and humbled” at being asked to do the show.
Zane said: “I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 for their support and friendship. “The station has allowed me to share incredible music with the country’s best music fans.”
The Zane meets… series has been watched by millions online
During his time on the station, the New Zealand-born DJ has become well known for championing emerging talent and many acts have made their breakthrough after having one of their tracks named as “hottest record in the world” on Zane’s show.
Zane has always mixed his 7pm-9pm show’s focus on new music with exclusive interviews and live sessions with some of the biggest names in the industry. The recent Zane Lowe meets… series included interviews with Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, Chris Martin and Rick Rubin.
Zane Lowe curated the Radio 1 Rescores: Drive project at the end of last year
His show has also been home to the popular Masterpieces feature, which sees him playing classic albums in full, and leading an in-depth discussion on their merits.
Zane also curated last October’s Radio 1 Rescores project – in which artists including The …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment