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1Xtra hires DJ Day Day for new weekday show from Birmingham

DJ Day Day, who has performed at events across the world with the likes of Nas, Trey Songz, J Cole, Stormzy, Giggs, Mist, Mostack and Yxng Bane, is joining BBC Radio 1Xtra.

From 22 January 2024, he’ll be hosting the weekday 10am-1pm show on the station, from the Mailbox in Birmingham.

He joins the station after presenting his own show every Saturday on BBC Radio West Midlands since May and his DJ mixes have achieved nearly 40 million streams across YouTube, Mixcloud and Soundcloud.

Day Day is from Birmingham and his new show will be 1Xtra’s second daytime show to be broadcast from outside London. Kaylee Golding’s weekday 1-4pm show broadcasts from the Mailbox. The 1Xtra Introducing Show with Theo Johnson also launched from Birmingham last September, airing every Sunday.

DJ Day Day said: “YO! I can’t believe it! Being a 1Xtra presenter has been one of my career goals for YEARS. It’s on my vision board and it’s now become my reality! I’m extremely blessed and honoured to be given this opportunity and I can’t wait to connect with the 1Xtra audience!”

Faron McKenzie, Head of BBC 1Xtra added: “Once again BBC 1Xtra are delivering on our promise to increase investment and support broadcasting talent across the UK and in creative and diverse cities like Birmingham.

“Day Day is a top-tier DJ with an incredible passion for Black music who comes from the heart of Birmingham, and we’re very excited to welcome him to the 1Xtra family.

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