Annie Mac to Depart BBC Radio 1 After 17 Years On the Air

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The  beloved DJ’s final show will broadcast in July

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Annie Mac has announced she is leaving BBC Radio 1 later this year in a new statement posted to Twitter. After 17 years on the airwaves, the beloved DJ’s final broadcast will air July 30, 2021. Citing the need for more time to spend with her family and pursue other artistic pursuits. (Her debut novel, Mother Mother, is due out this May.) 

“I’m still in awe of the magic of music radio,” Mac wrote. “Of the responsibility of handling these songs that are so powerful they can stop you in your tracks and make your emotions soar. I have never not walked out of the studio feeling lighter and happier than when I walked in.” She continued: “I will be coming back to radio broadcasting when the time is right. For now though, I would like to say thank you.”

Following her departure, Annie Mac’s Future Sounds show will hosted by Clara Amfo. “I am beyond honoured and ready to start this exciting new chapter on Radio 1,” Amfo wrote on Instagram. “I’m such a fan of this show, the artists that is has championed and to be receiving the baton from [Annie Mac] who I love and respect makes it extra special for me.”


 

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