Zane Lowe has given up his iconic evening slot at BBC Radio 1. For the reason that he is leaving the UK for California. He is going to work in a yet unknown position for Apple Music.
Zane Lowe has always been in love with Radio
The New Zealand born Zane Lowe came to the radio at a very young age. For the reason that he was a DJ on the local radio show Max TV. He moved to the UK in 1997 and started to work for XFM Radio. In 2003, he joined the BBC for a radio show about international music. As a result, being promoted to the main evening slot on weekdays. His style was unique because he miked the songs played more like a hip hop DJ than a traditional radio host. He also used to sing along with the songs played, giving it a very personal touch and high level of activity.
His last show was broadcast on the 5th of march. Consequently, leading to a remarkable reaction in the music world. On Twitter, a lot of musicians who have been supported by Zane Lowe expressed their emotions. Under the hashtag #ThanksZane (click here to hear some quotes). Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Chvrches and Red Hot Chili Peppers are just a selection of those who thanked him.
Annie Mac is going to take over the slot
In his 12 years at the British Broadcasting Corporation, NME award-winning Lowe shaped and formed many careers. Zane Lowes selection of ‘Hottest Records’ shaped many bands and musicians. As a result, his interviews with musicians like Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Coldplay or Daft Punk reached worldwide recognition. Annie Mac is going to take over his show.
The last song Zane Lowe played was ‘Song For The Dead’ by Queens of the Stone Age, featured on their 2002 album “Songs for the Deaf”.
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