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Zane Lowe to step down from Radio 1

16 February 2015, 11:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Zane Lowe has confirmed that he is to leave BBC Radio 1 after 12 years, with Annie Mac set to take over.

Mac will continue her own Friday night show, as well as taking over the lucrative 7pm-9pm weekday slot.

She began her career with the station on Lowe's show as a production assistant. Speaking about the new role, 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.”

Meanwhile, the New Zealand DJ has confirmed that he is leaving to take a position in America at iTunes Radio. He said of his departure:

“I want to thank everyone at Radio 1 for their support and friendship. The station has allowed me to share incredible music with the country’s best music fans – I’ve loved every minute of it. Exciting times lie ahead.”

Lowe's final show will air on 5 March.

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