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David Rodigan

David Rodigan MBE has confirmed plans to take up the reins on a regular show for BBC Radio 1Xtra.

A long term resident, David Rodigan's departure from Kiss FM caused shockwaves at the end of last year. A powerful force in reggae music, Rodigan's stature and continual urge to move forwards musically made him an unmistakable voice.

Feeling that his show was being down graded, David Rodigan left Kiss FM as 2012 drew to a close. Now with a New Year dawning, the broadcaster has confirmed plans for a hook up with 1Xtra.

Speaking about the move Rodigan said: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining BBC Radio 1Xtra where I can share my passion for both new cutting edge reggae and classic cuts, reflecting a genre of music which continues to play a paramount role in urban bass culture music."

Ben Cooper, Controller BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, said: “David Rodigan is a legend in broadcasting and it will be great to listen to him on Sunday evenings on BBC Radio 1Xtra. It’s fantastic to welcome someone with his unrivalled knowledge and passion for reggae to the BBC.”

As a bonus, David Rodigan has also confirmed plans to return to Radio 2 with a new 13 part series of his Sony award-winning show later this summer. Set to fuse classic roots with the latest JA pressings, you can expect more details on that closer to the time of launch.


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