Tiffany Calver is to become the first female host of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Rap Show, with the former KissFresh DJ to replace Charlie Sloth.
Sloth’s departure was announced last month, and while he is set to join Apple Music, Ben Cooper, controller BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network says Calver’s appointment represents the station’s mission to unearth “the stars of tomorrow”. Tim Westwood hosted the Rap Show before Sloth.
Alongside Calver’s appointment, Snoochie Shy will take over the 1Xtra late-night slot on Monday-Thursday at 11pm-1am. From South London, Snoochie Shy first joined the station’s residency programme last year.
Calver, who opened on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run tour and is Fredo’s official DJ, said: “I’m honoured to be taking over the slot that has pretty much soundtracked my life. I look forward to carrying on the legacy of such a prestigious and highly respected show while also having the opportunity to add my own flavour (and sound effects) to it. This is a new beginning in so many ways; dreams really can come true.”
I look forward to carrying on the legacy of such a prestigious show
Calver was also the first woman to curate a mix for Drake’s OVO Sound radio show.
Snoochie Shy will begin broadcasting in April 2019. She commented: “I’m super super gassed to be given this show! This is honestly the dream show for me! I can’t wait to get started and make it my own. The sickest music that I’m feeling and a lot of crazy features. It’s going to be a show like no other; a mad chat/entertainment show meeting a rave in your radio.”
Ben Cooper added: “It’s fantastic to welcome Tiffany – a new presenter, for a new generation of hip-hop fans. Tiffany and Snoochie continue our mission to give new young talent the opportunity to grow into the stars of tomorrow.”
Subscribers can read Music Week’s recent 1Xtra cover interview with co-leads DJ Target and Sarah Beaumont here.
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