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Digital Urban Music

1Xtra is a digital station owned by BBC group. The radio plays urban music.

About BBC 1Xtra

BBC 1xtra is also just known as 1xtra. The program is a digital radio station on the BBC platform that plays mostly urban music. The station appears on the frequency DAB 12 B, Freeview 701, Freesat 701 and sky 0137 as well as Virgin media 907. The station has been playing its eclectic brand of hip-hop, R&B, dance hall, Drum and bass, and afrobeat for many years. They have also been the number one source for international diverse music and underground music since the year 2002.

Most of the music available on this network is North American, Caribbean or British in decent. With a wide range of R&B stylings as well as a massive amount of different variants in programming, this channel has become one of the more popular worldwide urban and hip-hop stations owned by the BBC. The station currently hold an audience share of .4% and shares offices with BBC radio one. What makes this channel unique however is not its popularity in the UK but its ability to web stream across the entire world. There are listers for BBC 1xtra almost everywhere in the globe and the UK stream can be reached in 320 kb per second as well as a worldwide stream on shout cast that is hundred and 28 kb per second.

Some of the main presenters for BBC 1xtra include diplo, A dot, Trever Nelson, David Rodigan, Toddla T, Seani B, Nick Bright and Ace. The program includes regular music divided into various hours for countdowns and specific genres as well as newscast bulletins which occur every hour.

The website available for 1xtra features the ability to see current programming, check out ongoing contests from the channel as well as find out information about all of the latest concerts and events put on by the channel. The live stream of this BBC channel can also be reached on this site.

BBC 1xtra also runs a  series of podcasts as well as a twitter, snapchat, youtube and facebook page. Their app can be downloaded for live streaming through the BBC iplayer it is available for android and IOS devices. 

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Radio BBC 1Xtra

Radio Identity

Adress 1Xtra, PO Box 1X, London, W1A
Creation Date Friday, 16/08/2002
Website http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/
Slogan Digital Urban Music
CategoryAdult Contemporary, Top 40/Pop

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