Former BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast Show presenter Dotty Charles has launched The Dotty Show on Apple Music 1.
The presenter, who joined Apple Music last month as lead cultural curator, Black music, UK, will also join as permanent host of The Agenda Radio with her inaugural show airing this Friday (October 16) at 2pm also on Apple Music 1.
The Dotty Show, airing Monday to Thursday 3-5pm, is a two-hour daily show and a celebration of the best Black music from around the world. Each show will have a theme.
To be taking on a role that allows me to empower musicians is incredible
Dotty, Apple Music 1
Dotty said: “This really is my dream job! I started in this business as an artist myself so to be taking on a role that allows me to empower musicians is incredible. And to do all of that while continuing to do what I love on the radio is huge!”
Dotty's hour-long show, The Agenda Radio, will air every Friday at 2pm and will feature the best in UK and international Black music. Each week there will be a cover star to shine a spotlight on the biggest artists and tracks in the UK scene.
As part of the new Apple Music 1 daytime schedule broadcasting out of London’s Tileyard studios, The Rebecca Judd Show will now air Monday to Thursday from 9-11am and The Matt Wilkinson Show will now air Monday to Friday from 12-2pm.
In August, Apple announced two new live global radio offerings on Apple Music, which are now available in 165 countries. Beats 1 was renamed Apple Music 1, and two additional radio stations launched: Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. The hits station features favourite songs from the 1980s to 2000s.