Dublin-born Annie Mac is taking over the evening show on the UK’s national BBC Radio 1.
She replaces Zane Lowe, who has been with the station since 2003. He’s off to America to work for Apple.
Annie Mac said: “I am so excited and humbled to be asked to do this show. The thing I love about music radio is those private epiphanies it provides. Having 11 hours of airtime a week to share those moments with music that has no boundaries, is beyond a job, it’s a privilege. And to be following in the footsteps of Zane Lowe, a broadcaster that I respect and admire enormously, is a huge honour. I can’t wait to get started.”
The Irish presenter began her career at Radio 1 as a Broadcast Assistant on Zane Lowe’s show.
Ben Cooper, Controller, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, said: “Annie has proven she is a great ambassador for new music, and I’m delighted that she’s bringing her passion and knowledge to young audiences across the week. I’d like to thank Zane for 12 wonderful years at Radio 1, and wish him and his family all the very best.”