Danny Howard takes over 9pm slot in Radio 1’s new Friday night schedule

BBC Radio 1’s new Friday night schedule which begins this evening (3 April), sees Danny Howard moving to the 9pm – 11pm slot.

Annie Mac and Pete Tong, along with Danny, will continue to showcase the station’s electronic music talent on Friday evenings. Danny takes over his new slot from Pete Tong, who moves to 11pm – 1am and Annie Mac continues her 7pm – 9pm show.

Danny’s guests over the past year have included the likes of Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Jamie Jones, Erick Morillo, The Martinez Brothers and Patrick Topping. In his new timeslot, Danny will focus on emerging artists and new exclusive music alongside the station’s favourite new dance music released that week, the show will also feature a weekly live Club Mix combining new, current and classic material from across the electronic spectrum.

Speaking about his new show, Danny Howard said: “The last two-and-a-half years on the late-night Friday slot have been the best years of my radio career so far and definitely some of the most fun! From co-hosts with the world’s biggest DJ’s to nurturing new talent from the ground up has been incredibly fulfilling and something I’m super proud of.

“The dynamic built between Annie, Pete & I has become a solid foundation for showcasing electronic music on the world’s best radio platform and that continues as it always has except I’m getting to jump on air at the earlier, which will enable me to engage with more people directly through the music we love as I will be coming to you live, week in-week out.

“I’m ready to take it up a notch and bring that dance-floor energy straight to the airwaves at a time where we need it most and where radio is proving to be the chosen way we listen to music through the trust you put in us. Radio 1 Friday Night is the only club you’ll need for those weekend vibes and you’re all invited, see you at 9pm.”

Danny joined the BBC in 2011 after winning BBC Radio 1’s Superstar DJ competition and a year later was offered his own Saturday night show, Dance Anthems.

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