When better than International Women’s Day to announce that the BBC Radio 1 Drum & Bass Show is to get it’s first full time female host?
Breaking the news via her social media channels, Charlie Tee stated that as of September she will be joining the Radio 1 Dance family on Saturday nights as the host of the stations flagship D&B show.
Charlie Tee will be taking over from René LaVice. Previous hosts of the Radio 1 Drum & Bass Show include Fabio & Grooverider and Friction.
An Exciting New Chapter
In her post Charlie said that;
“I’m absolutely ecstatic to announce I will be joining the Radio 1 dance family in September on Saturday nights, as the host of the Drum & Bass show 💚“
“Drum & Bass is such an integral part of UK dance culture and I genuinely believe that right now, its sonic direction is the most prolific it’s ever been!“
“This will be an exciting new chapter for the genre, as the show joins the iconic weekend lineup on Radio 1, in a brand new slot. I cannot wait to showcase the incredible next generation of talent in drum and bass and it’s an honour to be the first woman to do so.”
“Thank you so much to the incredible team at Radio 1 for this incredible opportunity and big love to René LaVice for his incredible legacy on the show, I have some big shoes to fill!“
While they may be big shoes we’re sure that she is more than up to the task at hand having earned her presenting stripes back in the days of D&BTV, then hosting prime time slots on Kiss FM, various instalments of the Hospital Records Podcast, as well as covering various shows on BBC Radio over the past few months.
We wish her all the best & look forward to tuning in each week.
What’s Next For René LaVice
Current host René LaVice, who’s been on the airwaves at Radio for the past 5 years since taking over from Friction, has stated that he’ll be committing more time to his Device record label, his roster of artists, production and touring the world as a DJ.
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