Seventeen years in any job is a very long time, particularly by at present’s requirements. However Annie Mac has helped to outline the sound of BBC Radio 1 since 2004 and this yr she’s stepping apart.
In a prolonged publish to social media, she defined the influence the position has had on her over time. “I’m nonetheless in awe of the magic of music radio,” she wrote. “Of the accountability of dealing with these songs which are so highly effective they’ll cease you in your tracks and make your feelings soar. I’ve by no means not walked out of the studio feeling lighter and happier than after I walked in.”
Clara Amfo will take over for Mac after her last present on July 30.
“I’m past honoured and able to begin this thrilling new chapter on Radio 1,” Amfo wrote on Instagram. “I’m such a fan of this present, the artists that it has championed and to be receiving the baton from [Annie Mac] who I really like and respect makes it further particular for me.”
US DJ Diplo, host of Diplo & Mates, can also be leaving in September after 10 years.
Learn Annie’s full assertion beneath.