This February, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra will throw open its doors for a whole month for Access All Areas, giving listeners unprecedented access both on air, via bbc.co.uk/radio1 and social media to what goes on at the world-famous radio stations.
Kicking off on Monday 4th February with Ask Us Anything, the first day of Access All Areas will see a number of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJs, staff, celebrities and artists in conversation with audiences via the power of social media, interacting throughout the day in vision via a live stream at bbc.co.uk/radio1.
For the first time in the history of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, listeners will also be granted a virtual triple AAA pass that will allow them to navigate themselves around the stations and their brand new studios during the month via a 360 degree panoramic map. The map, which is set to launch on 7th February is part of the networks Take A Look initiative and reinforces Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra’s ambition to open up the stations to audiences, giving them the opportunity to get a glimpse inside the new BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra HQ .
A number of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJs will also be sporting headcams during the day, allowing listeners to see what goes on behind the scenes. There will also be a special Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge with Tyler James also set to don a headcam during his performance so listeners can experience the Live Lounge through the eyes of an artist.
Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra will also showcase their digital innovation during the month by visualising more content as well as a number of big moments across the networks including: the first 360 degree Live Lounge with American indie rock band Fun, a massive Friday night filmed twelve hour dance marathon, as well as a fully visualised Newsbeat bulletin.
The month will also hold a new permanent visualised format for Sunday evenings on BBC Radio 1 – with the Official Chart with Jameela Jamil to include a new look show taking the programme way beyond the radio studio, enabling the station to broadcast innovative visual content each Sunday from 6-9pm on bbc.co.uk/radio1.
There will also be special Access All Areas moments within some of the weekend shows later in the month, including a ‘Behind The Scenes’ at The Official Chart and The Dan and Phil show. Plus, on 17th February The Official Chart will showcase what happened when they went behind the scenes at the filming for Misha B’s next single with a lucky listener.
Later this month The Official Chart will also launch a regular competition, each week giving listeners the opportunity to win massive prizes that could bring them close to some of the biggest names in music.
From 11th February Sara Cox will celebrate all things Brit Awards by hosting a special week of Live Lounges from this year’s nominees for the British Breakthrough Act. You can hear Alt J, Jessie Ware, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora and Ben Howard in the Live Lounge throughout the week from 10am-1pm on Radio 1. Radio 1 will also be backstage and on the red carpet on the night and will also launch a special competition for listeners to be there.
BBC Radio 1 has also launched a new ‘Take It On’ scheme that will see a number of budding radio and media stars participate in eight week placements across both stations throughout 2013. The first set of four interns will be involved in Access All Areas, appearing on air and online throughout the month to help lift the lid on what goes on at Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.
There will also be big Access All Areas moments on Radio1Xtra during the month with the station set to hand over the musical reigns to audiences between Friday 8th – Sunday 10th February, allowing them to take control of the playlist for the final 30 minutes of each weekend show. Listeners will also take control of the guest interviews between 11th – 14th February – providing the probing questions every listener wants to ask into the ear of the interviewing DJ.
The full schedule is below:
Monday 4th February
Ask Us Anything on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra
Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJs, staff, celebrities and artists in conversation with audiences throughout the day via the power of social media. To be live streamed at bbc.co.uk/radio1
Tuesday 5th February
Share Take Care on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1 is set to launch a special ‘Share Take Care’ game in support of Safer Internet Day which encourages teens to think about the privacy implications of what they post on Facebook. It will also see audiences attempt to manage their online reputation.
Wednesday 6th February
Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra: Meet The Interns
BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra audiences are introduced to the ‘Take It On’ interns during The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw and The Radio 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Twin B.
Thursday 7th February
Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra: Take A Look
Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra: Throughout the day on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra audiences are being encouraged to Take A Look inside the new Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra HQ via the Launch of 8th floor map / Head cam/
Listeners will be granted a virtual triple AAA pass to the new BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra HQ – via a state of the art street map of the station. A number of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJs will also be sporting headcams during the day, allowing listeners to see what goes on behind the scenes.
Radio 1Xtra: The Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge through the eyes of Tyler James
Tyler James dons a special headcam to perform in the Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge during Trevor Nelsons 10am – 1pm show.
Friday 8th February
Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra: Guest Editors on social media
Every Friday during the month of Access All Areas Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will receive input from a series of Guest Editors.
Social media platforms include:
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th February
Radio 1Xtra: You Control the Playlist
Radio 1Xtra audiences are invited to control of the playlist for the final 30 minutes of each weekend show on the network.
Saturday 9th February
Radio 1: Voting begins for the 2013 British Breakthrough Act at The Brit Awards
Voting for this year’s British Breakthrough Act at The Brit Awards opens from 7am on Saturday 9th Feb until 6pm on Friday 15th Feb. Historically Radio 1 listeners are the ones who decide who wins this category and 2013 is no different. Nominees include Alt J, Jessie Ware, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora and Ben Howard.
Sunday 10th February
Radio 1: This year’s Best British Nominees on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens
The nominees for the British Breakthrough Act at this years Brit Awards including Alt J, Jessie Ware, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora and Ben Howard are in the studio with Huw Stephens between 1-4pm.
Monday 11th- Friday 15th February
Radio 1: Live Lounge from the nominees of the 2013 British Breakthrough Act
Sara Cox hosts a week of Live Lounges from the nominees of the 2013 British Breakthrough Act at this year’s Brit Awards. Alt J, Jessie Ware, Jake Bugg, Rita Ora and Ben Howard will all perform in the Live Lounge for Sara during her weekday 10am-1pm show on Radio 1.
Monday 11th – Thursday 14th February
Radio 1Xtra: You Control The Interviews
Radio 1Xtra audiences take control of the guest interviews, providing the probing questions every listener wants to ask into the ear of the interviewing DJ.
Thursday 14th February
Radio 1: Newsbeat’s 12:45pm bulletin will be fully visualised
Sunday 17th February
Radio 1: Access All Areas Brit Awards Competition launches 7am
Gemma Cairney launches a special Access All Areas competition with a twist, giving listeners the opportunity to win tickets to the 2013 Brit Awards.
Tuesday 19th February
Radio 1: Access All Areas Brit Awards Competition final
Nick Grimshaw, Sara Cox, Scott Mills and Greg James battle it out in the live visualised final of Radio 1’s Brit Awards competition during Greg James 4-7pm Radio 1 show. Each DJ is paired with a listener and will be competing on behalf of their partner for the ultimate prize of guest tickets to the 2013 Brit Awards.
Wednesday 20th February
Radio 1: Greg James broadcasts live from backstage at The Brit Awards
Greg James broadcasts his 4-7pm weekday show live from backstage at the 2013 Brit Awards. He will also be joined by Jameela Jamil on the red carpet.
Friday 22nd February
Radio 1: 12 Hour visualised Dance Marathon
Radio 1 will be streaming 12 hours of the best dance music live on the Radio 1 website. – with a host of Radio 1’s biggest dance DJs set to take to the decks and play their hottest mixes and fresh new music.
The marathon will kick off at 7pm with Annie Mac followed by Pete Tong, Skream and Benga and a special live Essential Mix at 1am. Annie Nightingale will be carrying on through the night, finishing off with B Traits from 5-7am.
As well as the Radio 1 DJs, there will also be some big name guests passing through the studios.
To coincide with the massive dance marathon Radio 1 will also be launching its first designated twitter and Facebook accounts for Radio 1’s dance music shows. Details below:
Sunday 24th February
Radio 1: The Official Chart launch a regular competition
The Official Chart launch a regular competition, each week giving listeners the opportunity to win massive prizes that could bring them close to some of the biggest names in music.
Radio 1: Radio 1’s Surgery with Aled Haydn-Jones and Listener Panel
BBC Radio 1’s Aled Haydn Jones hosts the first ever Radio 1 Surgery with a four strong listener panel set to offer their thoughts, experiences and advice to their peers during an open surgery.
Wednesday 26th February
Radio 1: 360 degree visualised Live Lounge with Fun
Radio 1: American indie rock ban Fun will perform in the first 360 degree filmed Live Lounge during Sara Cox’s 10am-1pm show. Listeners can watch at bbc.co.uk/radio1
Saturday 2nd March
Radio 1: Get Inside Rob Da Banks head
Recorded using state of the art binaural microphones, this special show gives listeners a 3D, 1st person perspective of what Rob Da Bank hears as he interacts with the real world around him. Listeners can her Rob on his journey from home in the Isle of White to work at Radio 1’s HQ where he talks to Lucy Rose who has recorded Radio 1’s first ever binaural session at the BBC Maida Vale studios.