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BBC Radio 1’s Iconic Rock DJ Zane Lowe Leaves BBC For Apple

Zane Lowe has given up his iconic evening slot at BBC Radio 1. He is leaving the UK for California. Lowe is going to work in a yet unknown position for Apple Music.

Zane Lowe has always been in love with Radio

Zane Lowe, who was born in New Zealand, began his career in radio at a young age as a DJ for the local radio show Max TV. In 1997, he moved to the UK and started working for XFM Radio. By 2003, he had joined the BBC to host a radio show focused on international music. He was eventually promoted to the main evening slot on weekdays. Lowe had a unique style, as he incorporated more of a hip-hop DJ style to his song selections, often singing along and adding a personal touch. This approach made his shows highly engaging and interactive.

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On March 5th, Zane Lowe aired his final show, which generated a remarkable response in the music world. Numerous musicians who have been supported by Lowe took to Twitter to express their emotions under the hashtag #ThanksZane. Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Chvrches, and Red Hot Chili Peppers were among the artists who thanked him. You can click here to hear some of their quotes.

Annie Mac is going to take over the slot

During his 12-year tenure at the British Broadcasting Corporation, the NME award-winning Zane Lowe played a pivotal role in shaping and nurturing numerous music careers. His selection of ‘Hottest Records’ helped in catapulting many bands and musicians to success. As a result, his interviews with music icons such as Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Coldplay, and Daft Punk earned global recognition. However, Annie Mac is set 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”.

Click here for Zane Lowe’s last show. 

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